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Promoting public interest in receiving quality optometric health care from competent licensed optometrists. Protecting the public by ensuring that all licensed optometrists meet the educational and practical requirements specified in law. Protecting the public by setting standards for quality optometric health care.


State Jurisprudence Exam suspended until December 1, 2015

Due to revised Minnesota Statutes completed in 2015 and recently published in the State Register, the Minnesota State Jurisprudence Examination is not available until December 1, 2015.  Read more....

Get ready for renewal 2016 ... August 2015 Newsletter

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.

Level Licensure Statement

As of January 1, 2013, all Minnesota Licensed Optometrists meet therapeutic certification standards (TPA) and are considered as meeting nationally recognized TMOD requirements. This level licensure standard is all inclusive of any former education including, but not limited to DPA, TPA certifications if the Minnesota licensed O.D. is currently or initially licensed after January 1, 2013.


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

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