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For doctors:

Online License Renewal System (link available 10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021)

 

License renewal certificates (in .pdf form) are attached to your emailed license renewal receipt. You may also:

 

Click here for address changes or  license renewal certificate reprint

To report illegal contact lens sales, call or email the board office, and click here

March 16, 2020: CE requirements and meeting cancellations: Please click on the Continuing Ed Requirements Link (above).

Welcome to the Alabama Board of Optometry website

The Alabama Board of Optometry is statutorily created by the Alabama legislature and delegated with the authority to regulate the optometry profession in the interest of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. With necessary oversight by the government, the board enforces standards and criteria set forth in statute and adds specificity through the promulgation of regulations. An administrative regulatory system provides consumers with an assurance of the qualifications of licensees along with a means of enforcement for the benefit of the public.  

This site offers primary source license verification.

Licensee data is maintained by the Board's Executive Director.



Responsibly Resuming Routine Eye and Vision Care
Expiration of Emergency Order: April 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM.



Continuing education (CE) requirements for the current license renewal period (10/1/2022 through 09/30/2022) have reverted back to the 3-hour online limit. Therapeutic licensed doctors must obtain at least 10 hours in diagnosis and treatment of eye disease CE, and no more than 3 hours in practice management CE. Online CE that is "live" and allows for real-time interaction with the presenter is considered the same as "in-person" (not online) CE.


Important Links for Licensees:


CDC: Centers for Disease Control   


Governor's Office   


Alabama Department of Public Health


Summary of Board Deliberations (December 5, 2020, via teleconference as allowed by Governor's Emergency Declaration of March 18, 2020)(.pdf)


Summary of Board Deliberations (July 20, 2020, via teleconference as allowed by Governor's Emergency Declaration of March 18, 2020)(.pdf)


Summary of Board Deliberations (June 15, 2020, via teleconference as allowed by Governor's Emergency Declaration of March 18, 2020)(.pdf)


Summary of Board Deliberations (April 27, 2020, via teleconference as allowed by Governor's Emergency Declaration of March 18, 2020)(.pdf)


Summary of Board Deliberations (April 1, 2020, via teleconference as allowed by Governor's Emergency Declaration of March 18, 2020)(.pdf)


Members of the Alabama Board of Optometry:

President:
Mazen Sahawneh, O.D.
(District 1)

6750-A Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 342-1223
Fax: (251) 342-2495
Vice President:
Ashley Williams, O.D.
(District 7)

406 Dallas Avenue
Selma, AL 36701
(334) 878-2020
Fax: (334) 878-2025
Secretary-Treasurer:
Timothy C. Nichols, O.D.
(District 4)

418 Martling Road
Albertville, AL 35951
(256) 878-4201
Fax:(256) 891-1908
Doug Clark, O.D.
(District 6)
2617 Highway 31, S.
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 664-1575
Fax: (205) 664-1578
Norman Johnson, O.D.
(District 5)

828 S. Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768
(256) 259-4115
Fax: (256) 259-3643
Robert Svensen, O.D.
(District 3)

425 East 10th Street, Ste C
Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 236-7516
Fax: (256) 237-6730
Bill Tillman, O.D.
(District 2)

P.O. Box 1517
Andalusia, AL 36420
(334) 222-2020
Fax: (334) 222-6606
 
Administrative Office:
Alabama Board of Optometry
Dr. Fred Wallace, Executive Director
1431 Second Avenue, North
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
(205) 481-9993
(205) 481-9959 (fax)
fred.wallace@optometry.alabama.gov

 

The information presented here is believed accurate but not guaranteed. The Alabama Board of Optometry disclaims liability for any errors or omissions.                              Site last updated June 30, 2022.
 
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