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 January 1, 2018

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 54 Jefferson 12 Saratoga 39
Allegany 3 Kings 262 Schenectady 16
Bronx 58 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 31 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 5 Madison 8 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 131 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 20 Montgomery 7 St. Lawrence 5
Chemung 11 Nassau 365 Suffolk 214
Chenango 3 New York 345 Sullivan 6
Clinton 15 Niagara 22 Tioga 9
Columbia 4 Oneida 31 Tompkins 10
Cortland 6 Onondaga 84 Ulster 28
Delaware 3 Ontario 23 Warren 15
Dutchess 37 Orange 52 Washington 4
Erie 136 Orleans 0 Wayne 14
Essex 2 Oswego 9 Westchester 173
Franklin 7 Otsego 12 Wyoming 3
Fulton 2 Putnam 11 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 311 NYS TOTAL 2,797
Greene 4 Rensselaer 10 OTHER US 635
Hamilton 0 Richmond 52 NON-US 27
Herkimer 8 Rockland 72 TOTAL 3,459

* 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 30, 2018