How to File a Complaint with the Alabama Board of
Refer to Administrative Code
Any person may file a complaint with the Alabama Board of Optometry.
Complaints against licensed optometrists for unprofessional, unethical,
or illegal conduct and complaints against any other person who may be
accused of violating any provision of the Alabama Optometry Law, contact
the Executive Director in writing and under oath (signed, including the
phrase "Sworn to and subscribed before me ..." and notarized).
The Alabama Board of Optometry is responsible for investigating
unprofessional, unethical, or illegal acts, and does not pursue consumer
complaints. These complaints are directed to consumer rights
The complaint must set out in detail the charge(s) against the accused
person and must contain a telephone number at which the person
registering the complaint can be reached.
If desired, you may print and use this
downloadable form (in .pdf format) for your complaint.
Mail the notarized complaint to:
Dr. Fred Wallace
Alabama Board of Optometry
1431 Second Avenue, North
Bessemer, AL 35020
If you have questions about these procedures, you may contact Dr.
Wallace at (205) 481-9993 or
If the complaint received does not conform to these guidelines, the
board will advise you in writing of the proper procedures. The board
cannot act until your complaint complies with these procedures.