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Present Duties

The Oregon Board of Optometry was enacted in 1905 to protect Oregonians from the dangers of unqualified and improper practice of optometry. The board is comprised of five governor-appointed members; four are licensed optometrists and one is a public member. Members serve three-year terms and oversee the agency and its functions. The board is staffed by two full-time staff who assist board members in enforcing the agency’s laws and rules. There are currently about 1,250 active and inactive licensed optometrists in Oregon. Oregonians can submit complaints to the board for review if they believe an optometrist has breached Oregon law or given an improper standard of care.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 Liberty St. SE, Suite 210, Salem 97302
Telephone: 503-399-0662
Fax: 503-399-0705
General Email:
Contact: Shelley Sneed, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Shelley Sneed
Records Officer Email: Shelley Sneed
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 683
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog