Mission Statement: The State Board of Optometry is responsible for regulating the practice and licensure of optometry in Pennsylvania. The Board grants initial licensure to qualified optometrists and certifies eligible licensees in the use of certain therapeutic drugs. The Board also investigates complaints against practitioners and is responsible for imposing disciplinary sanctions against those who violate the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act. The Board has further promulgated regulations concerning professional and business practice standards, continuing education and licensure requirements.
Citation: Optometric Practice and Licensure Act, Act of June 6, 1980, P.L. 197, as amended, 63 P.S. §§ 244.1 et seq.
Regulations of the State Board of Optometry, 49 PA. CODE, Chapter 23.