Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry
The Board's Practice Act , or Statute, can be found in Wyoming Statutes § 33-23-101 through -117. This document includes revisions made during the 2021 legislative session.
These amendments include an expanded scope of practice, prescriptive authority, and provide for other license requirements, such as the wearing of a photo ID name badge. All licensees are required to comply with these new requirements - it is imperative you read them.
On June 29, 2021, the Board submitted emergency rules for Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 amendments. Chapter 3 will clarify a CE requirement and Chapter 5 will outline the requirements to perform the new expanded scope of practice. Once approved (if approved), those will be posted on this webpage, under an emergency rules heading.
If you have questions on HOW to comply with the new law, please consult your own legal counsel. Board staff can only direct you to the requirements as written. Do not contact board members, they cannot speak on behalf of the Board and all correspondence must be directed to Board staff.
Current Filed Rules
Current Rules and Regulations filed April 13, 2021
As referenced in Chapter 1, you can find the following incorporated materials:
Chapter 2 - Uniform Procedures, Fees, Costs, and Charges for Inspection, Copying, and Producing Public Records, adopted by the Department of Administration and Information and effective on September 6, 2016
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Board may clarify a requirement in the Rule or Statute by drafting an advisory. Licensees are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to, any drafted advisories.
REVISED Advisory regarding fitting contact lenses (Updated January 30, 2020)