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:
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
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.
site offers primary source license verification.
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 (10/1/2021 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
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:
Mazen Sahawneh, O.D.
6750-A Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
Fax: (251) 342-2495
Ashley Williams, O.D.
406 Dallas Avenue
Selma, AL 36701
Fax: (334) 878-2025
Timothy C. Nichols, O.D.
418 Martling Road
Albertville, AL 35951
Doug Clark, O.D.
2617 Highway 31, S.
Pelham, AL 35124
Fax: (205) 664-1578
Norman Johnson, O.D.
828 S. Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Fax: (256) 259-3643
Robert Svensen, O.D.
425 East 10th Street, Ste C
Anniston, AL 36207
Fax: (256) 237-6730
Bill Tillman, O.D.
P.O. Box 1517
Andalusia, AL 36420
Fax: (334) 222-6606
Alabama Board of Optometry
Dr. Fred Wallace,
1431 Second Avenue,
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
(205) 481-9959 (fax)
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 August 4, 2022.