Welcome to the starting point for information about Texas Optometry Board requirements and helpful practice information. You may also navigate to these pages using the pull down menus at the top of each page.
State law requires all licensees to notify the Board within 30 days of any address change — home or office. Changes are accepted by fax (512-305-8501), telephone (512-305-8500), mail or e-mail.
Doctors with active licenses in the range 1671 through 3260 whose licenses expire 12/31/22 and haven’t been fingerprinted previously for TOB are due to have fingerprinting done for renewal of the 2023 license. Those that have recently gone from inactive to active and have never been fingerprinted will also need the background check requirement this year. Click on this link for instructions.
To begin the renewal process, read the License Renewal Instructions here.
24 hours after successfully renewing a license, the updated renewal certificate can be printed here.
Main Information Page
This page has information on a variety of topics, such as ADA requirements, consent to treat minors, reporting requirements for suspected child abuse, patient record retention requirements, Medicaid / Medicare enrollment, and many others. Information Topics.
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.
The Board publishes a Newsletter once a year on this website. Every licensee will want to read the short newsletter to stay current with legal requirements, including new rules and laws. Newsletters.
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).