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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.

Due to the current State of Emergency around the COVID-19 Health Advisory, all board and licensing business is being done electronically via email at this time. Please do not call the office or any board phone listed on this page at this time. Please contact Sharon Canney, Sharon.Canney@oplc.nh.gov and your inquiry will be responded to as soon as possible during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

For further information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

Governor's Emergency Order

  • Emergency Order #29 pdf file Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H
    Modifications Applicable to all OPLC Licensed Professionals
    1. Certain Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals Waived
    2. Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction
    3. Waiver of Notarization Requirements
    4. Electronic Signatures Accepted

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.

Rules

On December 2, 2016, the Board of Optometry adopted the Opt 504 pdf file rules regarding opioid prescribing. These rules took effect January 1, 2017.

Contact

Verify an optometry license or change your address
Muriel Lariviere
Muriel.Lariviere@oplc.nh.gov
(603) 271-6936

Pending license application, renewal application or continuing education credits:
Sharon Canney
Sharon.Canney@oplc.nh.gov
(603) 271-2428

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