Board of Examiners in Optometry

Public Notice

Gov. Walker’s Plan to Address Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic
Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Helping Build a Safer Alaska

SB 79 and HB 159 Introduce Strategies to Address Opioid Epidemic
Please review the following documents and links pertaining to these active legislative proposals. The governor is eager to hear your thoughts on these proposals. If you have questions or concerns about the content of the bills or the educational documents provided below, please email them to, who will forward them to the administration.

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.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of optometry in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets once a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Please Note: The licensing process may take up to six weeks after all information is received.

Contact Information:

Patricia Lonergan, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-1037
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806