New Jersey
State Board of Optometrists

Information concerning the practice of Optometry

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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