The South Carolina Board of Accountancy at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation examines and licenses optometrists for the right to practice in the state. For that reason, it investigates any complaints against optometrists and disciplines them when necessary. The board controls the quality of vision care that is rendered to the public and administers examinations appropriate to the education and experience of the candidates to determine whether or not they are qualified to practice optometry.

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  • 2022 legislative update 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (2022-06-06)
    The following bill was enacted by the General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session and may impact the Board of Examiners in Optometry and/or the Board of Examiners in Optometry licensees.
  • Continuing education requirements for SC optometrist 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (2022-06-20)
    This paper describes the requirements for continuing education credits for optometrists to practice in South Carolina.
  • Board of Examiners in Optometry recommendation : COVID-19 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (2021-01-27)
    In accordance with the recommendation from the Governor of the State of South Carolina, the Board recommends licensees follow CDC and DHEC guidelines in limiting the number of patients in office to maintain social distancing.
  • Board of Examiners in Optometry recommendation : COVID-19 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (2020-08-27)
    In accordance with the recommendation from the Governor of the State of South Carolina, the Board recommends licensees follow CDC and DHEC guidelines in limiting the number of patients in office through August 27, 2020, ...
  • Board of Examiners in Optometry recommendation : COVID-19 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (2020-08-06)
    In accordance with the recommendation from the Governor of the State of South Carolina, the Board recommends licensees follow CDC and DHEC guidelines in limiting the number of patients in office through August 10, 2020, ...
  • Board of Examiners in Optometry continuing education allowance 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (2020-08-11)
    In light of the cancellation of in-person meetings due to COVID-19, the SC Board of Examiners in Optometry has amended the continuing education hours during the current biennial licensure period.
  • Board of Examiners in Optometry recommendation : COVID-19 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (2020-07-14)
    In accordance with the recommendation from the Governor of the State of South Carolina, the Board recommends licensees follow CDC and DHEC guidelines in limiting the number of patients in office through July 26, 2020, to ...
  • Newsletter 

    South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry publishes a newsletter with agency news, licensing and examination information, and licensure statistics.