License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Optometrist 152 140 162 171 192

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2019

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 51 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 43
Allegany 3 Kings 286 Schenectady 13
Bronx 55 Lewis 0 Schoharie 3
Broome 35 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 5 Madison 8 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 130 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 23 Montgomery 8 St. Lawrence 6
Chemung 11 Nassau 373 Suffolk 214
Chenango 3 New York 353 Sullivan 7
Clinton 12 Niagara 19 Tioga 10
Columbia 4 Oneida 34 Tompkins 10
Cortland 6 Onondaga 75 Ulster 28
Delaware 3 Ontario 25 Warren 15
Dutchess 41 Orange 51 Washington 5
Erie 144 Orleans 0 Wayne 10
Essex 2 Oswego 9 Westchester 179
Franklin 7 Otsego 11 Wyoming 3
Fulton 1 Putnam 10 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 344 NYS TOTAL 2,876
Greene 4 Rensselaer 11 OTHER US 703
Hamilton 0 Richmond 53 NON-US 35
Herkimer 8 Rockland 67 TOTAL 3,614

* County of location reflects the licensee's primary mailing address on record with the State Education Department. This address may either be the licensee's home or practice address. Licensees must be registered in order to practice within New York State; being registered, however, does not necessarily mean the licensee is actively engaged in practice.

Last Updated: July 11, 2019