WELCOME to the Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry!


The Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry shall administer and enforce the provisions of Kansas Optometry Law so that the highest quality of eye care is provided to the citizens of Kansas.


The Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry shall act in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency, and openness.  We believe that by the vigorous enforcement of the law, we protect the public and ensure that the highest quality of comprehensive eye care is available to the citizens of Kansas and that it is delivered by qualified optometric practitioners.

Upcoming Meetings

  • October 2017 Board meeting

    October 11, 2017 
    11:00 A.M.  Law Offices of Frieden, Unrein & Forbes, LLP
    1414 SW Ashworth Place, Suite 201
    Topeka, KS 

Announcements & News

  • Board Members Reappointed

    Governor Sam Brownback has reappointed to serve another 3 year term:  Ron Hansen, OD, Gerard Lozada, OD, and Gary Slimmer. 
  • New Continuing Education Requirements

    The Board has updated  K.A.R. 65-5-6 Continuing Education:   

    No more than 4 hours of the 24 annually required hours may be obtained through observing ophthalmic surgery. 

    Total practice management hours that can be obtained yearly has been increased to four hours. 

    EVERYONE is required to have 24 hours of CE annually.
  • Updated Optometry Law

    The 2012 Legislature updated the Optometry statues.  Among the changes:  Practice of optometry is more clearly defined,  one level licensure, 24 hours of CE are now required annually for everyone including new graduates, FBI backgrounds on all new licensure applicants, creation of a litigation fund.  Please review the updated statues here.