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County Supply and Distribution Tables - Contact Lens Dispensers

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Licensing Board and Data Source: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - Professional Licensing and Certification Unit (PLCU) - The Contact Lens Dispensing Permit Program regulates persons who fill contact lens prescriptions and who dispense contact lenses.

Information regarding the education requirements, licensure requirements, and responsibilities of Contact Lens Dispensers can be found on the website of the Professional Licensing and Certification Unit at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/plc/default.shtm.

Note: The Texas totals do not include the number of active Texas license holders with out-of-state addresses. These numbers can be found on the tables.

 

Historical Supply Trend Graphs

 

1998 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (238) - February 99

1999 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (267) - November

2000 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (279) - September

2001 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (227) - September

2002 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (138) - November

2003 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (190) - October

2004 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (193) - October

2005 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Practice (196) - September

2006 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (127) - November

2007 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (120) - September

2008 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (115) - September

2009 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Residence (107) - September

2010 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Practice (125) - September

2011 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Practice (120) - September

2012 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Practice (96) - March 2013

2013 Contact Lens Dispensers by County of Practice (85) - September


Note:  Many agencies that certify or license health professionals collect only a licensee's mailing address for correspondence purposes. The mailing (RESIDENCE) address may be either the work or home address of the licensee. If available, the HPRC county totals for each profession are based on the PRACTICE address from licensure data, and from the mailing/residence address if the practice address is not available.  Therefore, when the mailing/residence address is used, the county supply totals may not accurately reflect the actual supply in a county since a professional may live in one county but practice in another.


Please contact the Health Professions Resource Center at (512) 776-7261 or contact us by email if you have any comments or questions about the above licensing board information or supply tables.

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Last updated December 03, 2013