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NURSES: The deadline to renew your license without a late fee has been extended to June 30, 2024. Contact our call center at 1-800-560-6420 if you have questions. You can also view our helpful guides for retrieving your user name and for help resetting your password.

PERC LICENSEES: The deadline to renew your license without a late fee has been extended to July 31, 2024. Contact our call center at 1-800-560-6420 if you have questions. You can also view our helpful guides for retrieving your user name and for help resetting your password.

Optometric Licensing and Disciplinary Board

Optometrists came under the jurisdiction of the Department upon its creation in 1917. Optometry includes the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the human eye and its appendages without the use of surgery. The Board is composed of seven members appointed by the Secretary, consisting of five licensed optometrists, one faculty member with the Illinois College of Optometry, and one public member. The Board is charged with providing expert knowledge and advice on disciplinary matters and professional performance and conduct. For more information on this profession, see the internet page for the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry.

Mark Esarey, O.D. | Charleston
Charlotte F. Nielsen O.D. | Grayslake
Valerie Sims-Rucker | Olympia Fields
M. Brian Sehy | Effingham | Vice Chairperson
Chelsey Marie Moore | Chatham
John Gialousakis | Hinsdale
Melissa Anne Suckow | Chicago

Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

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