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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.

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.


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.


Verify an optometry license or change your address
Muriel Lariviere
(603) 271-6936

Pending license application, renewal application or continuing education credits:
Sharon Canney
(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