Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 352, establishes
a voluntary registration program for Texas opticians. The
of State Health Services (DSHS) administers the Opticians
(program) through the Professional Licensing and Certification
- Persons who use the titles " "Registered Dispensing
"Registered Spectacle Dispenser," "Registered Contact
Lens Technician," or "Registered Contact Lens Dispenser"
must be registered with DSHS through the program.
- Persons who do not use the protected titles are not
subject to regulation
in Texas as long as their practice is limited to eyeglasses.
- Persons who sell or dispense contact lenses must hold a
to do so under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 353, even if
is a voluntarily registered optician under Chapter 352.
- Voluntarily registered opticians must complete classroom
training and successfully complete the examination
the American Board of Opticianry.