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Board of Examiners in Optometry

The Board of Examiners in Optometry is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of four optometrists and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

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Public Notice:

Notice of Proposed Regulations

The Board of Examiners in Optometry proposes to update regulations regarding temporary military courtesy license for an active duty military member or their spouse.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on May 20, 2022

WARNING:
Callers Posing as Law Enforcement

The State of Alaska DCCED Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing is warning the public and professional licensees about criminals posing as Professional Board investigators or other law enforcement personnel as part of a scheme to defraud professional licensees. The licensees targeted in this scheme are those who hold a healthcare license and a DEA registration.

The criminals will call the victims (who in most cases are professional licensees in the State of Alaska), and advise them that their professional license is suspended because they are suspected of drug trafficking on the Texas-Mexico Border or some other location. They will further inform the licensee’s that they are the main suspect of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) drug trafficking investigation. The licensee’s professional license number and DEA registration number will be verified by the criminal asking the victim a series of questions. Impersonators will generally threaten the victim with arrest and to serve time in jail if they do not cooperate with the “investigation” and agree to pay a fine or bond.

The State of Alaska DCCED/CBPL Investigations unit will never call a member of the public or a licensee demanding money. Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be a State of Alaska Professional Licensing Board Investigator or other law enforcement official seeking money should refuse the demand and report the contact to the FBI, DEA, their local law enforcement agency or contact the Division Investigations Unit at 907-269-8124 or email investigations@alaska.gov.

COVID-19 Guidance:

Click to read the Board's COVID-19 Guidance 04/28/2021.

Click to read the Board's Continuing Education Clarification for 2021 04/28/2021.

Contact Information

Phone: (907) 465-2543
Email: BoardofOptometry@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806