State Board of Optometrists
Information concerning the practice of
Optometrists in New Jersey are licensed to perform eye examinations to determine
any abnormalities by measuring the powers of vision and adapting lenses or prisms
to aid the human eye. A certified optometrist may prescribe medications
(excluding medications taken orally or by injection) for the purposes of treating
deficiencies, deformities, diseases of visual or muscular anomalies of the human
eye including the removal of superficial foreign bodies from the eye and related
surrounding structures. An optometrist may also prescribe oclular exercise for
the correction or relief of eye conditions.
New Jersey State law requires that people who practice optometry graduate from a
four year program at an accredited school of optometry and pass Parts I, II, and
III of the National Boards of Optometry examinations along with the Therapeutic
Management of Ocular Disease (TMOD) exam and be licensed by the Division of
Consumer AffairsÕ State Board of Optometrists.
The Optometry Board sets standards for the licensure of new licensees, handles
consumer complaints and imposes disciplinary sanctions on those licensees who
violate state law.
For more information regarding the Board of Optometrists, call (973) 504-6440 or
write the board at P.O. Box 45012, Newark, N.J. 07101
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Revised January 12, 1998
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