Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry


(also called STATUTE)

Practice Act, Wyoming Statutes 33-23-101 through -117


To expand on the authority given by the legislature in the Board's Practice Act, the Board may promulgate the following rule types: Emergency, Proposed, or Filed.

Emergency rules, once approved, are valid for 120 days. Proposed rules, once approved, are posted for a 45 day public comment period. Filed rules, once approved, have gone through the public comment period and are the current rules in effect for the Board and licensees.

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


(effective April 9, 2018)

Promulgated by authority under the Board of Examiners in Optometry Practice Act W.S. 33-23-101 through W.S. 33-23-117.

Current Rules

The complete version of the Rules filed April 9, 2018. These are formatted for two-sided printing.

Rules by Chapter:

Chapter 1 - General Provisions

Chapter 2 - Requirements for Licensure

Chapter 3 - Renewal and Relicensure

Chapter 4 - Fees

Chapter 5 - Standards of Practice

Chapter 6 - Repealed 2018

Chapter 7 - Process and Procedure for Application, Licensure, and Discipline Matters

Chapter 8 - Repealed 2018

Appendix A - Repealed 2018

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

Chapter 2 - Uniform Rules for Contested Case Practice and Procedure, adopted by the Office of Administrative Hearings and effective on October 17, 2014

The Board's Rules and Practice Act have been listed above for your ease and convenience. To obtain these materials directly from their source:

You can find the Rules on the Secretary of State's website at: https://rules.wyo.gov/. Click "Current Rules" and scroll down for "Optometry, Board of Examiners in (056)".

You can find the Practice Act (aka Statute) on the Wyoming Legislature's website at: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/wyStatutes.aspx. You will be searching for Title 33, Chapter 23 for the Board of Examiners in Optometry.


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.

Advisory regarding fitting contact lenses (Mailed to all licensees on 8/24/15)


Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act

Federal Trade Commission Contact Lens Rule