WELCOME to the Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry!

Renewal Deadline is June 30, 2020

KSSBEO COVID-19 Guidelines REVISED 04282020

Due to COVID-19, the Kansas Board of Optometry will be following COPE’s new guidelines for Interactive Distance Learning in place of live CE.   For a CE course to qualify as live under the new guidelines, it must have intermediate interaction with the instructor (webinar, video conference, teleconference).

The activity can only be presented one time and once it has taken place, you will no longer have access to it. 

COPE’s temporary rules modification can be found here

The Kansas Optometric Association is planning on hosting 12-14 hours in this new format.  Please contact the KOA for further information:  info@kansasoptometric.org or 785-232-0225.

This will be only a temporary accommodation during the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Pandemic, and will end May 31, 2020.  




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

  • July 1, 2020

    July 1, 2020
    8:00 pm 
    Video conference.  

    Members of the public wishing to attend should contact the Board Office at 785-832-9986 or kssbeo@ks.gov for additional information.  

    July 1, 2020 Agenda

  • July 10, 2020 Board Meeting / Annual Exam

    July 10, 2020
    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

    July 10, 2020 Agenda

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

  • 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.