Licensing of Optometrists

If you or your child needs glasses, you may have questions regarding who to see — an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, or an optician.  (Click here to find out the difference between the three).  Many people will choose to see an optometrist.  Colorado has a State Board of Optometry which regulates this profession.  This means that you can go online to view an optometrist’s licensing information and find out if there have been any disciplinary actions against them.  Go to the Department of Regulatory Agencies’ License Lookup and select OPTOMETRY from the drop-down menu, then search by name or city.  Ophthalmologists can also be searched using this database.  They can be found under “MEDICAL:  Physician (Dr.)” in the drop-down menu.

For more information on the State Board of Optometry, visit their website.  You can also view the board’s Sunset Reviews, available from our library.  The reviews from 2010 and 2001 are online; earlier reviews, done in 1978, 1984, and 1991, are available for checkout from our library.