License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Optometrist 132 156 144 137 144

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2014

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 54 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 36
Allegany 3 Kings 242 Schenectady 19
Bronx 57 Lewis 0 Schoharie 3
Broome 33 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 7 Madison 9 Seneca 2
Cayuga 4 Monroe 132 Steuben 13
Chautauqua 23 Montgomery 5 St. Lawrence 6
Chemung 12 Nassau 353 Suffolk 207
Chenango 4 New York 336 Sullivan 5
Clinton 12 Niagara 23 Tioga 9
Columbia 3 Oneida 34 Tompkins 12
Cortland 7 Onondaga 81 Ulster 27
Delaware 3 Ontario 16 Warren 14
Dutchess 38 Orange 47 Washington 3
Erie 136 Orleans 0 Wayne 15
Essex 3 Oswego 9 Westchester 160
Franklin 7 Otsego 12 Wyoming 5
Fulton 1 Putnam 11 Yates 1
Genesee 4 Queens 293 NYS TOTAL 2,719
Greene 4 Rensselaer 7 OTHER US 623
Hamilton 0 Richmond 56 NON-US 19
Herkimer 9 Rockland 71 TOTAL 3,361

* 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 27, 2014