Registered Nonresident Contact Lens Seller
The Optometry Board's Licensing Program protects the consumer through the proper registration of Nonresident Contact Lens Sellers (NCLS). The NCLS certificate authorizes a business located outside of California to ship, mail, or deliver in any manner, replacement contact lenses at retail, pursuant to a valid prescription, to a patient at a California address as defined in section 2546.1 of the Business and Professions Code.
Prior to filling out the application, please review California Business and Professions Code sections 2546-2546.10 as they pertain to a NCLS.
Fees: The NCLS application fee of $150 and an initial registration fee of $200. Personal check, cashier's check, or money orders are accepted for payment. Do not send cash. Please make checks payable to California State Board of Optometry.
Renewals: NCLS renewals are not currently available online. Please contact the Board's office at (916) 575-7170 to obtain a renewal notice. If your registration is more than 5 years delinquent (expired), you are not eligible for renewal - you will need to apply for a new registration.