Opticianry Licensing Boards

(As of August, 2023)

Alaska State Board of Dispensing Opticians

Terry Ryals, 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]

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
Board Executive
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

Michelle Lavoie
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]