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For doctors:

Online LICENSE RENEWAL and LICENSE REPRINT System An email containing your license renewal certificate will arrive within an hour of your successful completion of the renewal/reprint process (link available 10/1/2023 - 12/31/2023)

 


If a duplicate license renewal certificate is needed, please email fred.wallace@optometry.alabama.gov

 

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

Alabama Board of Optometry

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. The board, with necessary oversight by the government, 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 *


Board Members

President:
Ashley Williams, O.D.
(District 7)

406 Dallas Avenue
Selma, AL 36701
(334) 878-2020
Fax: (334) 878-2025
Vice President:
Norman Johnson, O.D.
(District 5)

828 S. Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768
(256) 259-4115
Fax: (256) 259-3543
Secretary-Treasurer:
Bill Tillman, O.D.
(District 2)

P.O. Box 1517
Andalusia, AL 36420
(334) 222-2020
Fax:(334) 222-6606
Howard Day, O.D.
(District 6)
137 W. Shugart Ridge Road
Gardendale, AL 35071
(205) 631-5681
Fax: (205) 631-2479
Timothy C. Nichols, O.D.
(District 4)

418 Martling Road
Albertville, AL 35951
(256) 878-4201
Fax: (256) 891-1908
Rob Pate, O.D.
(District 3)

780 North Dean Road
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 887-6621
Fax: (334) 826-2059
Mazen Sahawneh, O.D.
(District 1)

6750-A Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 342-1223
Fax: (251) 342-2495
 
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



For 2023-2024: Continuing education (CE) requirements for license renewal have reverted back to the 3-hour online (asynchronous CE) limit. However, synchronous CE ("live" and allows for real-time interaction with the presenter) is considered the same as "in-person" CE.





Required Public Notices



Executive Order 725 (Reducing "Red Tape") Board Actions


Phase 1 Cover Sheet (.pdf)

Phase 1 Rule Inventory (.pdf)


Required COVID 19 Pandemic Related Documents/Procedings


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


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)


 

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 11, 2024.
 
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