License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Optometrist 144 152 140 162 171

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2018

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 53 Jefferson 12 Saratoga 41
Allegany 3 Kings 275 Schenectady 15
Bronx 55 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 34 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 5 Madison 8 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 126 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 22 Montgomery 8 St. Lawrence 5
Chemung 12 Nassau 371 Suffolk 219
Chenango 3 New York 343 Sullivan 6
Clinton 13 Niagara 19 Tioga 10
Columbia 4 Oneida 32 Tompkins 12
Cortland 6 Onondaga 78 Ulster 28
Delaware 3 Ontario 23 Warren 15
Dutchess 39 Orange 55 Washington 4
Erie 141 Orleans 0 Wayne 12
Essex 2 Oswego 10 Westchester 175
Franklin 7 Otsego 12 Wyoming 3
Fulton 1 Putnam 11 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 325 NYS TOTAL 2,834
Greene 4 Rensselaer 11 OTHER US 670
Hamilton 0 Richmond 51 NON-US 26
Herkimer 8 Rockland 71 TOTAL 3,530

* 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 19, 2018