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 July 1, 2016

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 56 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 39
Allegany 3 Kings 263 Schenectady 16
Bronx 54 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 35 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 6 Madison 9 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 131 Steuben 16
Chautauqua 19 Montgomery 5 St. Lawrence 4
Chemung 10 Nassau 355 Suffolk 213
Chenango 4 New York 338 Sullivan 6
Clinton 12 Niagara 24 Tioga 8
Columbia 3 Oneida 33 Tompkins 10
Cortland 7 Onondaga 84 Ulster 27
Delaware 3 Ontario 19 Warren 16
Dutchess 36 Orange 52 Washington 3
Erie 130 Orleans 0 Wayne 14
Essex 2 Oswego 11 Westchester 175
Franklin 7 Otsego 11 Wyoming 3
Fulton 2 Putnam 11 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 314 NYS TOTAL 2,773
Greene 3 Rensselaer 7 OTHER US 627
Hamilton 0 Richmond 53 NON-US 22
Herkimer 7 Rockland 72 TOTAL 3,422

* 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: August 3, 2016