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Ophthalmic Dispensing Professionals

To protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the State of New Hampshire, the legislature entrusted the Executive Director of the Office of Licensure and Certification (OPLC) with the regulation of Ophthalmic Dispensing which is the design, verification, and delivery to the intended wearer of lenses, frames, and other specially fabricated optical devices based on a prescription.

The executive director's tasks include:

  • Accepting applications for certificates of registration and approving or denying such applications
  • Renewing certificates of registration
  • Suspending or revoking certificates of registration as necessary, and conducting hearings regarding the denial, suspension, revocation and renewal of certificates
  • Accepting written complaints from the public against registrants and conducting necessary investigations upon such written complaints
  • Publicizing the complaint procedure
  • Adopting rules for ophthalmic dispensing
  • Reporting to the governor and council annually

Important Information for all Registrants – Effective Date December 1, 2018

Registration of Ophthalmic Dispensers is moving to an electronic application process for new and renewal applicants.

Most initial or renewal applications may be completed via the online licensing system as opposed to the "paper forms".

Please call the Registration of Ophthalmic Dispensers at 603-271-9254 to request the paper forms if needed. If your registration has expired or lapsed you will need to contact the office in order to reactivate your registration.

Board Staff

Michelle Thibeault, Administrator
(603) 271-6761

Theresa McGowan
(603) 271-6762

Roberta MacLean
(603) 271-9254
(603) 271-6702 (fax)

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