Resources

California Board of Optometry - https://www.optometry.ca.gov/

California Opticians Program - https://www.optometry.ca.gov/optician/index.shtml

FAQ Regarding Opticians - https://www.optometry.ca.gov/optician/faq.shtml

Laws – Optometrists & Opticians - https://www.optometry.ca.gov/lawsregs/index.shtml

CA Business Forms and Publications -Use the link below to take you directly to CA.gov page.
https://www.optometry.ca.gov/formspubs/index.shtml

California Breeze Login - https://www.breeze.ca.gov/datamart/loginCADCA.do

CA Assembly Bill No. 684 - CA Assembly Bill No. 684

Greg Gorges' legal opinion - Greg Gorges memo to Helen Grey

For Consumers and Patients

Buying Prescription Glasses or Contact Lenses: Your Rights
https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/buying-prescription-glasses-or-contact-lenses-your-rights

Prescription Notice
The United States Federal Trade Commission enforces the Eyeglass Rule and Contact Lens Rule, which give you the right to get a prescription from your eye doctor – whether you ask for it or not – at no extra charge. Additionally California Business and Professions Code sections 2540 - 2545 detail the information required for a valid prescription.

Registration Search
Subject to fine, it is illegal to call oneself an “Optician” without registration with the California State Board of Optometry (CSBO). Please see California Code of Regulations section 1399.278.

Consumer Complaints
https://www.breeze.ca.gov/datamart/complaint.do?applicationId=1

National Optical Organizations

State Opticianry Organizations/Boards