License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Optometrist 156 144 137 144 152

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2015

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 52 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 38
Allegany 3 Kings 247 Schenectady 19
Bronx 56 Lewis 0 Schoharie 3
Broome 35 Livingston 4 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 6 Madison 8 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 136 Steuben 14
Chautauqua 22 Montgomery 5 St. Lawrence 6
Chemung 11 Nassau 348 Suffolk 213
Chenango 4 New York 346 Sullivan 6
Clinton 11 Niagara 22 Tioga 8
Columbia 3 Oneida 33 Tompkins 12
Cortland 7 Onondaga 83 Ulster 27
Delaware 3 Ontario 16 Warren 15
Dutchess 36 Orange 49 Washington 3
Erie 135 Orleans 0 Wayne 13
Essex 2 Oswego 11 Westchester 167
Franklin 7 Otsego 12 Wyoming 5
Fulton 2 Putnam 10 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 302 NYS TOTAL 2,744
Greene 4 Rensselaer 7 OTHER US 629
Hamilton 0 Richmond 53 NON-US 19
Herkimer 8 Rockland 71 TOTAL 3,392

* 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 22, 2015