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The following processes occur through your Online Service Account:

  • License Renewal (Board Approved Online Renewal open October 1st to November 30th annually)
  • Address, phone number or email address changes
  • Order a Duplicate Annual License Card
  • Request a Primary Source License Verification sent to another State

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Contact Information Change Requirements

Board rules place the following requirements upon all licensees of contact information:

  • Notify the Board within 10 working days of:
  • Any change in mailing address or phone number. The Board prefers that licensees use a primary practice location for their primary address and phone number, but this is not mandatory. The Board is required to provide an official address for data requests. State Law also requires that you list all practice sites with the Minnesota Board of Optometry. You may go to Online Services or email the board with address, phone number, and email changes.

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What is Live CE?

For the Minnesota Board of Optometry LIVE CE = Attending a live class and Interactive Distance Learning 

Live: A live format is when the instructor is in the same room with the participants, even if other formats are used as audiovisual aids for teaching the course. The instructor is face to-face with the audience and can touch the participants. 

Interactive Distance Learning: This format allows for immediate interaction and feedback between the audience and the instructor. Once the event has taken place, learners may no longer participate in that activity.  Examples include webinar, video conference, teleconference. 

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Opioid Education

Minnesota Optometrists who hold a DEA registration are required by Minnesota Statute to take a two (2) hour Opioid Education CE course by November 30, 2022.

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Contact Lens Consumer Act Amendment

Beginning October 16, 2020 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Final Amendment for the Contact Lens Consumer Act takes effect. 

The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act gives people the right to comparison shop when buying contact lenses. The new amendment provides consumers easy access to their contact lens prescription by:

  • Requiring lens prescribers to automatically provide a copy of a patient’s contact lens prescription after the lens fitting.
  • Enabling the prescription to be sent to the patient digitally.
  • Ability to Request an additional prescription copy within 40-business hours of the lens fitting appointment.

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Board Meetings

  • August 16, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
All Board meetings are open to the Public.  Meetings are scheduled for 10:00 AM.  Time and dates are subject to change.  
Meetings are currently held via WEB EX.  Please contact the Board Office for WEB EX log in information and for upcoming Board meeting agenda.

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