License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Optometrist 144 137 144 152 140

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2016

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 55 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 38
Allegany 3 Kings 251 Schenectady 17
Bronx 55 Lewis 0 Schoharie 3
Broome 33 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 6 Madison 9 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 134 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 21 Montgomery 5 St. Lawrence 5
Chemung 11 Nassau 343 Suffolk 212
Chenango 4 New York 346 Sullivan 6
Clinton 12 Niagara 25 Tioga 8
Columbia 3 Oneida 32 Tompkins 10
Cortland 7 Onondaga 84 Ulster 27
Delaware 3 Ontario 18 Warren 15
Dutchess 36 Orange 51 Washington 3
Erie 130 Orleans 0 Wayne 13
Essex 2 Oswego 11 Westchester 169
Franklin 7 Otsego 11 Wyoming 3
Fulton 2 Putnam 10 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 298 NYS TOTAL 2,733
Greene 3 Rensselaer 7 OTHER US 619
Hamilton 0 Richmond 53 NON-US 18
Herkimer 8 Rockland 70 TOTAL 3,370

* 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: March 1, 2016