Board of Optometry

Present Duties​

Goulet Building
The Goulet Building in Salem houses the Board of Optometry office. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The board 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 assisted by two full-time staff who help board members enforce 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.​
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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 Liberty St. SE, Suite 210, Salem 97302
Telephone: 503-399-0662
Fax: 503-914-5142
Contact: Shelley Sneed, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Optometry Board​
Records Officer Email: Shelley Sneed
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 683
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Records & Publications

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Minutes
Dates: 1943-1956
Cubic Ft.: .1
Title: Rosters
Dates: 1906-1955
Cubic Ft.: .1​