These links are provided as a service to the public. The Texas Optometry Board is not responsible for the content on these websites.

State Agencies

Health Professions Council Links to state agencies that license Texas health professionals.

Texas Medical Board State agency that licenses ophthalmologists.

State Board of Pharmacy State agency that licenses pharmacists and pharmacies. Source for information on drug prescribing.

Office of the Attorney General Consumer complaint division.


Optometry Schools & National Boards

University of Houston College of Optometry founded in 1952. School is located in Houston.

University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio.

Additional Schools Optometry schools in other states.

NBEO National Board of Examiners in Optometry.



ARBO Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry. Includes list of COPE approved courses and links to other state optometry boards.

Texas Optometric Association “Doctors of Optometry working together to advance excellence in eyecare for every Texan.”

American Optometric Association “Founded in 1898, the AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry, paraoptometric assistants and technicians.”

National Optometric Association “Advancing the Visual Health of Minority Populations”

American Academy of Optometry “Since 1922, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has been enhancing excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through the continuing education presented at its annual meeting.”



Texas Statutes The Optometry Act is also available on the website.

Contact Lens Prescription Act Chapter 353 of the Texas Occupations Code.

Texas Administrative Rules Optometry Board Rules are also available on the website. Official website of the State of Texas.