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Georgia Board of Optometry

The Georgia State Board of Optometry is a six-member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board is composed of five licensed, practicing optometrists and one consumer member. They are responsible for the regulation of licensed optometrists in Georgia. The Board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses qualified applicants and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state. Complaints are investigated and, if warranted, disciplinary action may be taken by the Board. Board meetings are held approximately four times each year at the Secretary of State’s office in Macon and the public is welcome to attend the open sessions of each meeting. Persons wishing to bring matters for the board’s consideration should submit a written request to the Boards administrative staff on or before the Friday prior to the meeting date scheduled the next week (generally on Wednesday's).

The practice of optometry consists of the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eyes, and associated structures, including the diagnosis of related systemic conditions. As a learned science, licensed optometrists meet a rigorous licensing standard that consists of formal optometric education, internship and examination.

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Verifications of Licensure from other state licensure Boards may be e-mailed to the Georgia Board of Optometry:


214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
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