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New Jersey State Board of Optometrists

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Renee Clark
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45012
Newark, New Jersey 07101

The New Jersey State Board of Optometrists was created to oversee the State’s licensed optometrists. The practice of optometry includes:

  • examining the eye for disease, such as glaucoma and cataracts;
  • checking the visual status of the patient and prescribing correction in the form of glasses or contact lenses when necessary and;
  • utilizing ocular pharmaceutical agents for treatment purposes.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • to regulate licensed optometrists and the practice of optometry in New Jersey; and
  • to take action against the unprofessional, improper, unauthorized or unqualified practice of optometry and guard against unprofessional conduct by licensed optometrists.

The Board protects the public by:

  • making sure all optometrists who want to practice in New Jersey meet the requirements set by statute;
  • investigating and prosecuting optometrists who break the State’s consumer protection laws; and
  • requiring all optometrists to be licensed and to renew their licenses every two years.
Last Modified: 4/1/2020 8:54 AM