Arkansas State Board of Optometry
To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Arkansas.
What We Do
- Provide laws and regulations to govern the practice of optometry.
- Examine, license, and regulate Arkansas optometrists.
- Safeguard against unprofessional, unlawful, and incompetent practice of optometry.
- Regulate out-of-state contact lens dispensers.
Proposed Rules Promulgation
The Arkansas State Board of Optometry hereby issues the following proposed amendments to its Rules pursuant to its authority under Ark. Code Ann. § 17-90-204. The Public Notice for these amendments will run in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on March 20-22, 2022. Any public comment should be directed to the Board office by April 19, 2022.
Act 651 Information
During the February 17, 2022 Board meeting the Board voted to accept Act 651 Guidelines. This policy provides direction for prescribing an opioid antagonist to a patient when an opioid prescription is prescribed or dispensed. All optometric physicians prescribing opioids to patients must begin following these guidelines.
June Licensure State Boards
State board examinations will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Click here for an application and checklist of required documents. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office at 501-534-6139 or ADH.OptometryBoard@arkansas.gov.
June Advanced Procedure Credentialing Examinations
Examinations for Advanced Procedure credentialling will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Click here for an application and a list of education requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office at 501-534-6139 or ADH.OptometryBoard@arkansas.gov.
Jurisprudence Continuing Education - Correspondence Quiz
The 2022 Jurisprudence online correspondence quiz is now available. You are now able to take the quiz and pay for it using a credit card or checking account. The quiz will be graded online, and the results forwarded to the Board office.
**Please Note – You must get 22 questions correct to pass the quiz. If on the results page you have less than a 22 you will want to change your wrong answers before continuing on with payment to avoid paying multiple times. Payment is collected at the end after the scores are tabulated. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office.
Click the link below to be directed to the quiz. You will need your license number and date of birth to begin.
Board of Directors
- Bryant Ashley, O.D., President
- Daniel Hennessey, O.D., Vice-President
- Beatrice Reed, O.D., Secretary-Treasurer
- Susan DeBlack, O.D.
- Robert Fitzhugh, O.D.
- Mr. Bill White
- Mr. Mitchell Gentry
- Tanya H. Ford, Director
- April 21, 2022
- June 23, 2022
- August 18, 2022
- October 20, 2022
- November 17, 2022
Meeting Minutes (for older meeting minutes, contact the ASBO office)
- February 17, 2022
- December 15, 2021 (Hearing)
- November 18, 2021
- October 14, 2021
- August 19, 2021
- June 17, 2021
- May 18, 2021 (Special Meeting)
- April 22, 2021
- February 18, 2021
Laws & Rules
Resources & Forms
- Application for Branch License – Optometric Physician
- Application for Branch License – Non-Optometric Physician
- Complaint Form
- Change of Address Form
- Corporation License
- Mail Order Contact Lens – Seller Registration Form
- Ophthalmic Surgery Procedures Outcomes Report
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