Authorization:
Chapter 36-7 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
Grants, revokes, or suspends certificates of registration. Submit records, information and reports in the form and at such times as required by the Secretary of Commerce, except that the board shall report at least annually.
Organization:
Department of Health
Composition:
Five members appointed by the Governor: 1. One Lay member; 2. Four optometrists engaged in the practice of optometry at least five years preceding appointment, three of whom shall be qualified and licensed to prescribe and administer diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents. No member of any optical school or college, or instructor in optometry, or person connected therewith, or any jobber or jobber's representative, is eligible for the board.
Term of Appointment:
Three years commencing July 1. No more than three consecutive full terms.

Contact Info:
Deni Amundson, Executive Secretary PO Box 6 Langford, SD 57454 605-493-6504 sdoptboard@venturecomm.net

Mission Statement:
The mission of the South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry is to protect the public by ensuring competent visual care, licensure of qualified applicants, inspection of optometric offices, and enforcing updated statutes, rules, and regulations, including consumer complaint review and processing.