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Arkansas State Board of Optometry

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To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Arkansas. 

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Proposed Rules Promulgation

The Arkansas State Board of Optometry hereby issues the following proposed amendments to its Rules pursuant to its authority under Ark. Code Ann. § 17-90-204.  The Public Notice for these amendments will run in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on March 20-22, 2022.  Any public comment should be directed to the Board office by April 19, 2022.

Act 651 Information

During the February 17, 2022 Board meeting the Board voted to accept Act 651 Guidelines. This policy provides direction for prescribing an opioid antagonist to a patient when an opioid prescription is prescribed or dispensed. All optometric physicians prescribing opioids to patients must begin following these guidelines.


June Licensure State Boards

State board examinations will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Click here for an application and checklist of required documents. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office at 501-534-6139 or ADH.OptometryBoard@arkansas.gov.


June Advanced Procedure Credentialing Examinations

Examinations for Advanced Procedure credentialling will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Click here for an application and a list of education requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office at 501-534-6139 or ADH.OptometryBoard@arkansas.gov.


Jurisprudence Continuing Education - Correspondence Quiz

The 2022 Jurisprudence online correspondence quiz is now available.  You are now able to take the quiz and pay for it using a credit card or checking account.  The quiz will be graded online, and the results forwarded to the Board office. 

**Please Note – You must get 22 questions correct to pass the quiz.  If on the results page you have less than a 22 you will want to change your wrong answers before continuing on with payment to avoid paying multiple times.  Payment is collected at the end after the scores are tabulated.  If you have any questions, please contact the Board office. 

Click the link below to be directed to the quiz.  You will need your license number and date of birth to begin. 

Online Jurisprudence Quiz


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Office Address Phone Fax
Arkansas State Board of Optometry

Mailing Address:
4815 W. Markham St., Slot 70
Little Rock, AR 72205

Physical Address:
5800 W. 10th St.
Suite 100, Office A109
Little Rock, AR 72204

501-534-6139 501-534-6026

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