Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians

Opticians Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 30]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Regulations establishing entry requirements and standards of conduct for opticians
State Authority Title 54.1, Chapter 17
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by regulating the optician profession in the least burdesome, costly and intrusive manner to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen Kirschner  / Board Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Removal of Related Instruction Language Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Reduce length of optician apprenticeship Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/01/2019.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee Adjustment 2014 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 05/20/2016 after the comment period had ended.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
5/28/2019 Retain As Is
9/18/2015 Retain As Is