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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.

Public Hearing

On March 15, 2019, the NH Board of Registration in Optometry voted on an initial rulemaking proposal regarding Opt 303.01 pdf file. The Board will be holding a public comment hearing on this proposal on June 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to


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
Debra Newman
(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