License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Optometrist 171 192 179 214 199

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2022

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 49 Jefferson 12 Saratoga 41
Allegany 3 Kings 303 Schenectady 12
Bronx 55 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 28 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 3 Madison 8 Seneca 1
Cayuga 3 Monroe 135 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 23 Montgomery 8 St. Lawrence 5
Chemung 10 Nassau 391 Suffolk 222
Chenango 3 New York 376 Sullivan 8
Clinton 13 Niagara 19 Tioga 9
Columbia 3 Oneida 35 Tompkins 13
Cortland 7 Onondaga 77 Ulster 27
Delaware 2 Ontario 25 Warren 15
Dutchess 40 Orange 50 Washington 7
Erie 155 Orleans 0 Wayne 10
Essex 2 Oswego 8 Westchester 183
Franklin 5 Otsego 11 Wyoming 4
Fulton 1 Putnam 10 Yates 2
Genesee 1 Queens 357 NYS TOTAL 2,968
Greene 6 Rensselaer 12 OTHER US 805
Hamilton 0 Richmond 62 NON-US 42
Herkimer 8 Rockland 66 TOTAL 3,815

* 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: April 18, 2022