Important Notice Regarding The Registered Dispensing Optician Program
Effective January 1, 2016, the Registered Dispensing Optician Program is no longer
under the jurisdiction of the Medical Board of California.
Assembly Bill 684, the Registered Dispensing Optician Program and the
registrations within this Program will be under the authority of the Board
The Board of Optometry will perform the registration process for Registered
Opticians, Spectacle Lens Dispensers, Contact Lens Dispensers, and Nonresident
Lens Sellers. In addition, the Board of Optometry will receive and investigate
all consumer complaints involving these registrations.
All pending applications for registration or renewal and
all pending complaints and investigations have been transferred to the Board
Optometry for further action. Any questions regarding registration, regulation
complaints involving a registration under the Registered Dispensing Optician
should be directed to: