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Ophthalmic Dispensers, Kentucky Board of

Authority: KRS 326.020
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Board appoints Chair.
Description: The Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers is made up of five gubernatorial appointees. The board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of ophthalmic dispensing. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality, conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS Chapter 326.
Composition: 5 appointed by the Governor - 1 licensed medical physician or osteopath experienced in the treatment and examination of eyes; 1 licensed optometrist; 2 licensed ophthalmic dispensers; and 1 member who shall be a citizen at-large who is not associated with or financially interested in the practice or business regulated.
Compensation: $50 per day and expenses
Meeting Schedule: 6 times a year.
Number of Members: 5
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Division of Occupations and Professions 911 Leawood Drive
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-3296 ext. 224
Fax: (502) 696-1899


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Abner, Melanie8/14/20146/30/2018SecretaryJessamine
Smith, Granville8/14/20146/30/2018ChairJefferson
Luckett, James 2/17/20171/10/2021MemberJefferson
Purkiss, Todd Jordan8/1/20186/30/2022Member; Representing Medical PhysiciansJefferson
Castle, Cindy L8/1/20186/30/2022Member; Rep ophthalmic dispensersJohnson
Froelicher, Mary Kathy8/1/20186/30/2022Member; Rep ophthalmic dispensersBoone
Adams, Ladye Anna L.9/7/20181/10/2021Member; Representing citizens at-largeBullitt

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