Ohio Department of Health: COVID-19 Staffing Survey

Below is a link to a survey about COVID-19 staffing. The goal of this survey is to identify unaffiliated personnel (people not already being counted by hospitals) who could support potential hospital surge from COVID-19. Support may be needed for both clinical and behavioral healthcare. As an unprecedented incident, we may need the entirety of the State of Ohio, working together, to mount an effective response.
Please take a few minutes to complete the included survey. Available and interested personnel will be contacted by a representative from the State of Ohio to discuss next steps to ready you for deployment. 


Contacting the Board Staff

In support of Governor DeWine’s initiative to minimize the spread of COVID-19, our office staff has been working remotely since March 16th. Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We strongly encourage you to email us at  for quicker responses.  Thank you very much for your patience during these unprecedented difficult times for everyone.  It is a privilege to serve you and we look forward in working through these processes together. 


Informational Pamphlet

About the Board

The Ohio Vision Professionals Board came into existence on January 21, 2018.  House Bill 49 of the 132nd General Assembly consolidated the State Board of Optometry and the Optical Dispensers Board into the Vision Professionals Board.  The Board oversees activities related to licensing of nearly 6,500 optometrists, opticians, and ocularists.  The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor:  four optometrists, two opticians, and one public member. 

The mission of the Vision Professionals Board is to protect and serve the public of Ohio by effectively and efficiently regulating the practices of Optometry, Opticianry, and Ocularistry in Ohio.  We strive to be a national leader for the establishment  of professional practice standards and licensure of Optometrists, Opticians, and Ocularists.