Welcome to the starting point for information about Texas Optometry Board requirements and helpful practice information.
State law requires all licensees to notify the Board within 30 days of any address change — home or office. Changes are accepted by telephone (512-305-8500), mail or e-mail.
All licensed optometrists are required to have a criminal background check in order to receive or maintain a license. Instructions
Addiction / Mental Impairment
The Board subscribes to a program that provides a confidential pathway to the treatment of addiction and mental health issues the may affect the doctor’s practice of optometry. Addiction and Mental Health Help.
Information covering prescription requirements for drugs, contacts and glasses. Also information on obtaining a DEA permit. Prescription Requirements.
These pages provide information on the annual continuing education requirements, including links to courses approved by the Board. Continuing Education.
License verification for another state, or for any reason: To obtain an official verification of a license, mail a request to the Board with $40.00 payment (check only).