Welcome To The Nevada State Board Of Optometry


PO Box 1824

Carson City, NV 89702

Tel: (775)883-8367

Fax: (775)305-0105


Executive Director

Adam Schneider, Esq.



Nevada Optometry Laws – Click here 

The Nevada State Board of Optometry was created by the Nevada Legislature in 1913 to protect the health and safety of Nevadans through the regulation and oversight of the practice of optometry in the State.
The four-member Board consists of three licensed optometrists and one representative of the general public. The Board operates through its two-person staff to license optometrists, investigate alleged violations of Nevada’s statutes and regulations applicable to the practice of optometry, and, when the Board finds violations have occurred, enforces discipline against violators.

Board Info

The members of the Nevada State Board of Optometry are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year terms. The Board president is elected by the members and holds office for one year.

Current Board Members
Mariah L. Smith, O.D., President
Optometrist Member, Washoe County

Jeffrey K. Austin, O.D., Vice President
Optometrist Member, Clark County

Julie C. Alamo-Leon, O.D.
Optometrist Member, Clark County

Drew Johnson
Public Member, Clark County

Adam Schneider, Esq., Executive Director
Nancy Padilla, Licensing Specialist

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

Board Funding


Board Members

President – Mariah L. Smith, O.D.

Vice-President – Jeffrey K. Austin, O.D.

Board Member – Julie C. Alamo-Leon, O.D.

Public Member – Drew Johnson