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MN Board of Optometry 2016 Renewal Newsletter

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Rules Committee Update 

01/04/2017-The next Rules Committee Agenda will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 following the regular MBO board meeting.  Actions and recommended language revisions will be posted as soon as they are completed. 

10/24/2016-The Minnesota Board of Optometry reviewed Minnesota Rules Chapter 6500 on September 13, 2016 and again at the September 28, 2016 Board Meeting.  Following those two meetings, the board recommends proceeding with formal rulemaking or revising current rules over the next 9-15 month period.  All minutes and public information are posted on the website. 

The latest version of the proposed amendments covers all current board discussions.  The board accepts and will review all written comments.


Decorative Contact Lenses

The Minnesota Board of Optometry (MBO) joins with the US Food and Drug Administration to alert consumers of risks associated with Non-Prescription Decorative Contact Lenses Halloween inspired cosmetic contact lenses which can prove to be a health hazard.


Contact the board office with any questions you have. We will work to resolve any remaining questions.

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