Contact Lens Dispensing Permit Program Home Page


Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that registers and regulates Contact Lens Permit Holders in Texas. This website contains information about Contact Lens Permit Holders including registration requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.

View the rules on the State of Texas web site

25 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 140, Subchapter F

Draft Rule Language for Public Comment

The Department of State Health Services is requesting feedback on the draft rule language that is available via the following link. The draft language will implement Senate Bill 162 and House Bill 2254 of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, regarding the licensing of active military members, military spouses, and military veterans.  The Contact Lens Dispensers section is available starting on page 25.  Comments on the draft may be submitted via email to Crystal Beard, Program Director, at  When emailing comments, please indicate “Comments on Contact Lens Dispensers Draft Rules” in the subject line. 

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Last updated April 17, 2014
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