Welcome to the starting point for information about Texas Optometry Board requirements and helpful practice information.

Address Changes

State law requires all licensees to notify the Board within 10 days of any address change — home or office. Update Contact Information.


All licensed optometrists are required to have a criminal background check in order to receive or maintain a license. Instructions

Renew License

To begin the renewal process, read the License Renewal Instructions here.  Twenty-four (24) hours after successfully renewing a license, the updated renewal certificate can be printed here.

Addiction / Mental Impairment

The Board subscribes to a program that provides a confidential pathway to the treatment of addiction and mental health issues that 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.

Continuing Education

These pages provide information on the annual continuing education requirements, including links to courses approved by the Board. Continuing Education.

License Verification

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).

Laws and Rules

The practice of optometry is regulated by the Texas Optometry Act and the Rules adopted by the Board.

Consumer Information Notice

All licensed optometrists are required to post a Consumer Information Notice or Consumer Brochure in their office.