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.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 684, the Registered Dispensing Optician Program and the registrations within this Program will be under the authority of the Board of Optometry. The Board of Optometry will perform the registration process for Registered Dispensing Opticians, Spectacle Lens Dispensers, Contact Lens Dispensers, and Nonresident Contact 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 of Optometry for further action. Any questions regarding registration, regulation or complaints involving a registration under the Registered Dispensing Optician Program should be directed to:

California State Board of Optometry
Department of Consumer Affairs
2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 1-866-585-2666 or (916) 575-7170