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Welcome to North Dakota State Board of Optometry
 The North Dakota State Board of Optometry is the state agency responsible for the licensure of doctors of optometry and enforcement of statutes governing the practice of optometry. The Board licenses all new optometrists, and renews licenses for established optometrists. It maintains high standards in the profession and protects consumers by investigating and settling complaints against optometrist.  It also serves to maintain the educational standards of the profession by assuring that continuing education and postgraduate courses are appropriately accredited for maintenance of licensure.  The Board also proposes and reviews legislation, as well as new rules and regulations regarding the profession.

On March 20, 2020, the Board issued guidelines for optomtrists to follow regrding th CDC guidelines for the Corona Virus Pandemic, and encouraged all optometrists practicing in North Dakota to follow those guidelines until further notice. This requires optometrists to refrain from performing routine eye exams to the general public, but stay available for emergency procedures. This directive is now through April 30, 2020.
Meeting Dates
Board Meeting
Starts: 10/13/2024
Ends: 10/13/2024
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Sakakawea Rm, State Capitol Bldg, Bismarck, ND