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Board of Optometry

The mission of the Board of Registration in Optometry is to ensure that only fully qualified optometrists are permitted to provide optometric services to the citizens of New Hampshire.

On March 31, 2017, the Board of Registration in Optometry voted to adopt two initial rulemaking proposals: one covering Opt 216 & 217 pdf file and one covering Opt 300 - 600 pdf file. The Board will be holding a public hearing on these proposals at its regular meeting on June 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 S. Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301. Oral comments may be made at that time. Written comments to these proposals may be submitted at that meeting, by U.S. Mail, or by email to until 4:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017. If you have any questions about these proposals please contact Robert J. Lamberti, Jr., Attorney I, at either (603) 271-3103 or

The Board issues licenses only after a thorough credential review and examination and monitors the continuing competence of licensees through required continuing education.

The Board also provides oversight of optometric practices of licensees, taking disciplinary action when necessary to ensure that ethical and other professional standards are maintained.


Verify an optometry license or change
Patricia Taylor
(603) 271-6936

Pending license application, renewal application or continuing education credits:
Sharon Canney
(603) 271-2428

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152