Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry

Creation of the Board

The Wyoming Legislature created the Board of Examiners in Optometry in 1939 to protect the welfare of the public by regulating the practice of optometry.

Mission Statement

The ultimate responsibility of the Board is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Wyoming by ensuring that those individuals licensed to provide Optometric services in the state are duly qualified.

Who must be licensed


The practice of optometry is the employment of any means other than the use of therapeutic lasers or surgery for diagnosing and treating ocular pathology and for the measurement of the powers or range of human vision or the determination of the accommodative and refractive status of the human eye or the scope of its functions in general or the adaptation of lenses or frames for the aid thereof.

The Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry is staffed through the Professional Licensing Boards Office, a division of A&I.