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Colorado State Board of Optometry
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IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

Welcome to the Optometry Homepage

The State Board of Optometry regulates the practice of optometry in Colorado.The Board does not regulate eye clinics or opticians. Board activities include licensing optometrists, investigating complaints against optometrists and the unlicensed practice of optometry, and enforcing disciplinary actions against violators of the Optometric Practice Act and Board Rules. The Board is made up of seven members: five licensed optometrists and two public members.

Program Information

Board Members

Karen Phelan, Program Director

  • Donna Ellinger, O.D., President
    Optometrist Member | Term Expires: April 15, 2024

  • Lewis Cutter, O.D. Vice President
    Optometrist Member Term Expires: April 15, 2022

  • Kerry Jarvis, O.D., 
    Optometrist Member | Term Expires: April 15, 2024

  • Tuesday Nicole Hennessy, O.D.
    Optometrist Member | Term Expires: April 15, 2025

  • Kyle Treick, O.D.
    Optometrist Member Term Expires: April 15, 2025

  • Colleen Daywalt, Public Member
    Public Member | Term Expires: April 15, 2025

  • Carmen Beery, Public Member
    Public Member | Term Expires:  April 15, 2024

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - May 20, 2021

The State Board of Optometry will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.26 and Appendix A, to correct language in the rule that conflicts with portions of the statute in section 12-30-115, C.R.S., of Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - November 12, 2020

The State Board of Optometry held a virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to consider adopting a new rule to implement Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 1, 2020

The Board of Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of Optometry, Colorado Podiatry Board, State Physical Therapy Board, and State Board of Veterinarian Medicine (Boards) held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting for the Boards to receive feedback on the adoption of the Emergency Licensing Rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 038.

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

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