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10/2016 After asking for 3 years, the 2016 General Assembly has approved the Board’s fee increase request, and made other changes to Board operations. Rules’ revisions to implement its provisions has begun. Read more....

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10/2016 Decorative/'cosmetic' contact lenses are more than scary...they can be dangerous!! Read here about why they should only be obtained by prescription, and dispensed by a licensed optician.

Legislative committees are active between sessions, and discussions have recommenced regarding the 2014 Program Evaluation Division report. The State Board and the NC Opticians Association (NCOA) have issued a joint communication as a call-to-arms for quality vision care and protection for the public.