Opticianry Licensing Boards

(As of February, 2022)

Alaska State Board of Dispensing Opticians
Ilsa Lund, Licensing Examiner
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Dispensing Opticians
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK  99811-0806
Telephone Number: (907) 465-2550
Email: [email protected] 

Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians
Megan Darian, Executive Director
1740 West Adams, Suite 3001
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Telephone Number: (602) 542-8158
Email: [email protected] 

Arkansas Board of Dispensing Opticians
Jerry Ann Himes, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 627
Helena, AR  72342
Telephone Number: (870) 572-2847
Email: [email protected]

California State Board of Opticianry
(This is a Division of the California State Board of Optometry)
Executive Director, Registered Dispensing Optician Program
Department of Consumer Affairs
2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95834
Telephone Number: (916) 575-7186
Email: [email protected]

Connecticut Opticians Licensure
Jeffrey A. Kardys
Administrative Hearings Specialist/Board Liaison
State of Connecticut
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134-0308
Telephone Number: (860) 509-7566
Email: [email protected]

Florida Department of Health
Chloe Winter, Regulatory Specialist
Florida Department of Health 
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Bureau of Health Care Practitioner Regulation
Board of Opticianry
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1708
Phone: 850-245-4292
Email: [email protected]

Georgia State Board of Dispensing Opticians       
Brig Zimmerman, Executive Director, Healthcare 
Office of Secretary of State
Professional Licensing Boards Division
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA  31217-3858
Telephone Number: (404) 424-9966
Email: [email protected]

Hawaii Board of Dispensing Opticians
James Kobashigawa, Executive Officer
Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs–PVL
Attention: Dop
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI  96801
Telephone Number: (800) 468-4644
Email: [email protected]

Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers
Jeff Bardroff, Boards & Commissions Support Specialist
911 Leawood Drive
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfurt, KY  40601
Telephone Number: (502) 564-3296
Email: [email protected]

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dispensing Opticians
Thomas F. Burke, Executive Director
1000 Washington St., Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118-6100
Telephone Number: (617) 701-8693
Email: [email protected]

Nevada State Board of Dispensing Opticians
Corrine Sedran, Executive Director
4790 Caughlin Parkway, Suite 241
Reno, NV 89519-0907
Telephone Number: (775) 689-0132
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic Technicians
Renee Clark, Executive Director                                                                          
Division of Consumer Affairs                                                                               
P.O. Box 45012
Newark, NJ 07101                                                        
Telephone Number: (973) 504-6435                                                                    
Email: [email protected]

New York State Board of Ophthalmic Dispensing
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Ophthalmic Dispensing Unit
89 Washington Ave. 2nd Floor West
Albany, NY  12334-1000
Telephone Number: (518) 474-3817 (Extension 250)
Email: [email protected]

North Carolina Board of Opticians
Sue M. Hodgin, Director
PO.Box 6758
Raleigh, NC  27628-6758
Telephone Number: (919) 420-1390
Email: [email protected]

Ohio Vision Professionals Board
Marlene Anielski, Executive Director
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH  43215
Office: (614) 466-9709
Fax: (614) 995-5392
Email: [email protected]
Website: Vision.Ohio.gov   

Puerto Rico Department of Health
Mr. Carlos Santana
Office of Regulations and Licensing of Health Professionals
PO Box 10200
San Juan, PR 00908
Telephone Number: (787) 725-7903

Rhode Island Opticians Advisory Committee
J. Michel Martineau, Health Policy Analyst
Division of Professional Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908
Telephone Number: (401) 222-2828
Email: [email protected]

South Carolina Board of Examiners in Opticianry
Tracy Adams
Office of Board Services
SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone Number: (803) 896-4681
Email: [email protected] 

Tennessee Licensing Board for Dispensing Opticians
V. Maria Johnston, Board Administrator
Division of Health-Related Boards
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone Number: (615) 532-5090
Email: [email protected] 

Vermont Secretary of State
Corey Young
Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main St., 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT  05620-3402
Telephone Number: (802) 828-2373
Email: [email protected]

Virginia Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
Demetrios J. Melis, Executive Director
9960 Mayland Dr., Ste. 400
Richmond, VA  23233
Telephone Number: (804) 367-8569
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Washington State Department of Health
Debra K. Mendoza
Office of Health Professions
PO Box 47852
Olympia, WA 98504-7852
Telephone Number: (360) 236-4700
Email: [email protected]