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KSSBEO Source Control Guidance 04-17-2023

The Board will no longer accept COPE's Interactive Online CE as live CE effective July 22, 2022.  

REMINDER:  The maximum of non-live online CE per year is still 8 hours.  


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 2024 Board Meeting

    April 10, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Kanas State Capitol
    Committee Room 218-N
    310 SW 10th St
    Topeka, KS  

    Members of the public wishing to attend need to contact the Board office at 785-832-9986 or kssbeo@ks.gov 

Announcements & News

  • New Board Members

    Governor Kelly has appointed a new board member to the Board of Examiners in Optometry for a three year term: 

    Gary Beaver, OD who succeeds Gerard Lozada, OD

    Philip Walters, OD who succeeds Lora Durst, OD

    Sheena Nagaraja, OD who succeeds Rebecca Sparks, OD

  • 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.