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Happy Holidays
Holiday Hours: State Agencies Closed December 24 - 26; January 1

Renewal Information:
1. For doctors submitting proof of continuing education, see "Important Renewal Notice" on this page.
2. On-line renewal is scheduled* to be available 24/7 through the holiday period.
3. Mail, e-mail or fax (512-305-8501) CE certificates to the Board.
4. NOTICE! The Professional Responsibility Course presented by both the University of Houston and Rosenberg School of Optometry will have very limited availability the last week to two weeks of December (also in early January). Check with the schools for their schedules.
*However, the Board cannot guarantee that the on-line renewal system will be available at any specified date and time.

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The Texas Optometry Board is a state agency authorized by the Texas Optometry Act to regulate the practice of optometry. The Optometry Act requires the Board to carefully screen applicants for an optometry license, insure that optometrists are eligible to renew their license on an annual basis, set fees, and investigate complaints. The Board has adopted rules to explain and enforce state law.
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