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

  • April 2018 Board Meeting

    April 16, 2018
    1:00 P.M.  Law Offices of Frieden, Unrein & Forbes, LLP
    1414 SW Ashworth Place, Suite 201
    Topeka, KS 
  • June 2018 Board Meeting / Annual Exam

    June 8, 2018
    Board Meeting:  8:30 A.M. Committee Room 582-N
    Written Exam:  8:00 A.M. Senate Chambers
    Kansas Statehouse, 300 SW 10th Ave
    Topeka, KS

    June 9, 2018
    Practical Exam:
    Lawrence Family Vision Clinic
    3111 W 6th St
    Lawrence, KS 

Announcements & News

  • KSSBEO Launches Public Service Awareness Campaign

    The Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry has developed a public service awareness campaign regarding contact lens safety.

    The Board developed the poster below targeted at teens and young adults. It was designed to educate the reader regarding the dangers associated with contact lenses not evaluated by a licensed eye care provider, particularly "cosmetic" or "theatrical" contact lenses obtained through illegal means. This poster has been sent to Kansas middle and high schools throughout the state.

     Optometry Contacts-Danger-Poster-Sept2017

  • 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.