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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.


Rules Committee Meeting:  September 13, 2016 

The Minnesota Board of Optometry will review Minnesota Rules Chapter 6500 on September 13, 2016 at 10:00 in Suite 404.  

With Statutory changes occurring in 2015, the MBO believes that rules should be reviewed to assure they meet contemporary practice standards. Committee members include Don Sipola, OD, John Muellerleile, OD, Ron Czerepak Public Member and Jonathan Schorn, OD,  representing the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA). All meetings ares open to the public.   All minutes and supporting information will be posted on the website.   

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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