Contact Information

License Application Status | Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs | Licensing Examination | Practice Issues and Continuing Education | Professional Misconduct and Discipline | General Customer Service

License Application Status

Find the status of your license application by checking our online license verifications; your name will be added immediately when your license number is issued. You may also contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Optometry Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817 ext. 250 (voice)
518-402-5354 (fax)
opunit1@mail.nysed.gov

Please provide your name, social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.


Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs

If you have questions about acceptable documentation to verify education completed outside the U.S. or in non-approved programs, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Bureau of Comparative Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817 ext. 300 (voice)
518-486-2966 (fax)
comped@mail.nysed.gov


Licensing Examination

Licensing examinations for optometrists are administered by:

National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)
200 S. College Street, #1920
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-332-9565 or toll free 800-969-EXAM (3926) (voice)
704-332-9568(fax)
nbeo@optometry.org
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Practice Issues and Continuing Education

For answers to questions concerning practice issues or continuing education requirements, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Optometry
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817 ext. 591 (voice)
518-473-0567 (fax)
optombd@mail.nysed.gov


Professional Misconduct and Discipline

This site contains information concerning professional misconduct, including how to file a complaint and search for disciplinary actions taken against licensees.


General Customer Service

Office of the Professions staff are available from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 570 (voice)
518-473-1426 (TDD/TTY)
518-474-1449 (fax)
op4info@mail.nysed.gov

Last Updated: April 8, 2014