License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Optometrist 140 162 171 192 179

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2020

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 50 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 43
Allegany 3 Kings 294 Schenectady 13
Bronx 57 Lewis 0 Schoharie 3
Broome 33 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 5 Madison 8 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 128 Steuben 16
Chautauqua 23 Montgomery 8 St. Lawrence 6
Chemung 10 Nassau 374 Suffolk 215
Chenango 3 New York 353 Sullivan 7
Clinton 11 Niagara 18 Tioga 9
Columbia 4 Oneida 34 Tompkins 11
Cortland 5 Onondaga 76 Ulster 28
Delaware 4 Ontario 25 Warren 13
Dutchess 42 Orange 49 Washington 5
Erie 144 Orleans 0 Wayne 10
Essex 2 Oswego 9 Westchester 180
Franklin 7 Otsego 11 Wyoming 3
Fulton 1 Putnam 10 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 344 NYS TOTAL 2,882
Greene 5 Rensselaer 11 OTHER US 706
Hamilton 0 Richmond 54 NON-US 39
Herkimer 8 Rockland 67 TOTAL 3,627

* 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, 2020