Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Regulations for laser surgery certifications
Action 6072
General Information
Action Summary These amendments to an existing chapter provide certification for optometrists to perform laser surgery pursuant to Ch. 16 and Ch. 17 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly. That legislation required the Board to promulgate regulations to establish criteria for certification of optometrists to provide certain laser surgery.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7555]
Associated Mandates Certification of optometrists to perform laser surgery
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9780 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/21/2023.
10028 Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4077    FAX: (804)793-9145    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.