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State Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic Technicians


Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Renee Clark
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45011
Newark, New Jersey 07101

ALERT:     Out-of-Network Billing

On June 1, 2018, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2018, c. 32.  This law, among other things, restricts out-of-network billing in certain situations; requires providers to notify patients of certain insurance-related information and post a list of standard charges for the provider’s services; mandates that carriers provide certain information to patients; and permits arbitration to resolve disputes between providers, carriers, and patients.

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This board regulates the manufacture and sale of eyeglasses in New Jersey. The board licenses ophthalmic dispensers; ophthalmic technicians; and ophthalmic dispenser and technician apprentices.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • regulate the practice of ophthalmic dispensing; and
  • ensure that ophthalmic dispensing is performed in compliance with State law.

The Board protects the public by:

  • making sure that ophthalmic dispensers meet all educational requirements, and pass the State Board exam, for licensure;
  • investigating and prosecuting ophthalmic dispensers who have broken the state's consumer protection laws; and
  • requiring all ophthalmic dispensers to be licensed by the state and to renew their licenses every two years.

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 10:32 AM