Board of Optometry: Overview and Contact Information

The primary purpose and obligation of the board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by providing laws and regulations to govern the practice of optometry, and to safeguard against any unprofessional, improper, incompetent, and unlawful practice of the profession, the most significant of which could result in blindness or loss of life.

The board requires that candidates for licensure pass a New Mexico Board Exam. Each state has the authority to test based upon its own statutory guidelines. New Mexico appropriately designed its examination expressly for its specific laws to ensure that candidates entering this state have the ability to practice at this state’s level. The board’s exam is designed to test clinical skills at the highest level allowed in New Mexico.

Mailing Address (regular mail)

Board of Optometry
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Physical Address (For delivery services ONLY – UPS, FedEx, Etc.)

Board of Optometry
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Contact Numbers and Email Address

Phone: (505) 476-4622
Fax: (505) 476-4545
Help Desk:


Staff Directory

Cindy Flahive, Senior Licensing Specialist

Elizabeth Yee, Licensing Specialist

Lynn Fisher, Licensing Specialist

June Churchill, Licensing Specialist

Cheryl Scott, Business Operations Support


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