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The Board of Examiners in Optometry

Board Members

The Board of Examiners in Optometry consists of five members appointed by the Governor: Four licensed practicing optometrists who have been residents at least three years; plus one public member. Members are appointed for staggered terms of four years. Members serve until they are replaced or resign.

View Board Roster

For information about becoming a board member, visit the Governor’s Boards and Commissions web page.




AOA Award:
Optometrist of the Year

Alaska Board of Examiners in Optometry Chair Paul Barney, OD, receives the prestigious 2017 AOA Optometrist of the Year Award.

Alaska Board of Examiners in Optometry Chair Paul Barney, OD receives prestigious 2017 AOA Optometrist of the Year Award

Board Advisories


Advisory 6. Scope of Practice

Advisory 5. Mandatory Registration with Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (AKPDMP)

Advisory 4. Risks & concerns with colored or cosmetic contact lenses (non-prescription)

Advisory 3. Nontopical Therapeutic Injections Education for Continuing Education Requirements

Advisory 2. Nontopical Therapeutic Injections Course for initial licensure by credentials

Advisory 1. Nontopical Therapeutic Injections Course for initial licensure by examination