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 January 1, 2019

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 50 Jefferson 12 Saratoga 43
Allegany 3 Kings 276 Schenectady 13
Bronx 55 Lewis 0 Schoharie 3
Broome 33 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 5 Madison 8 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 129 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 22 Montgomery 8 St. Lawrence 7
Chemung 13 Nassau 376 Suffolk 215
Chenango 3 New York 351 Sullivan 6
Clinton 12 Niagara 19 Tioga 10
Columbia 3 Oneida 32 Tompkins 12
Cortland 6 Onondaga 75 Ulster 27
Delaware 3 Ontario 24 Warren 15
Dutchess 38 Orange 53 Washington 4
Erie 141 Orleans 0 Wayne 10
Essex 2 Oswego 10 Westchester 178
Franklin 7 Otsego 11 Wyoming 3
Fulton 1 Putnam 10 Yates 1
Genesee 4 Queens 331 NYS TOTAL 2,838
Greene 4 Rensselaer 11 OTHER US 682
Hamilton 0 Richmond 50 NON-US 32
Herkimer 8 Rockland 68 TOTAL 3,552

* 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: January 14, 2019