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Citizens of the State of Arizona

We are here to serve you!
Please contact the Board with any questions, concerns or issues regarding your care from your optometrist.
Non-disciplinary and disciplinary actions are public information and are available by written request via e-mail, USPS or Public Information Request form located on our website.
Dismissed complaints/dispositions are also public record and are available by calling or e-mailing the office.
You may check on an optometrist at any time by using the Online Directory or by calling or e-mailing the Board for further information on the optometrist.


Covid-19 Guidance for Practice, Continuing Education and License Application and Renewal

Please review documents for information regarding issues related to practice during COVID-19 crisis.

Administration of EO 2020-17
Memo to licensees COVID-19

Link to Governor's website: Executive Orders

Our Mission

To protect the health, safety and welfare of Arizona citizens by regulating and achieving the highest standards in the optometry profession.

What We Do

The Board examines, licenses, and regulates the profession of Optometric Doctors (O.D.) in the state of Arizona, as well as regulates out-of-state contact lens dispensers.

The Arizona State Board of Optometry (“Board”) website linked to (“website”) is the official website of the agency for providing license lookup and license verification information. The website receives and hosts the information directly from the Board database in an electronic manner protected from alteration by unauthorized individuals.

Consistent with JCAHO, NCQA, and other standards for primary source verification, the site is considered a primary source for Board data and is the same information the agency provides through other means such as its IVR system at 602-542-3095, fax, mail or e-mail and is true and complete to the best of our knowledge. The information is updated daily at 4:30 p.m. and the date of the most recent update is provided at the bottom of each directory page.

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For statutes and rules

Title 4: Commerce, Professions and Occupations

Chapter 21 Board of Optometry

Full text of Statutes and Rules

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Statutes & Rules


Current Licensees holding a DEA number only!!  If you do not have a DEA number, you do not need to register for the program at this time.

For licensees holding a current DEA number, participation



SB1001 was passed during a special session of the Legislature called by Gov. Ducey this past January. The Bill requires all health care professionals