License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Optometrist 137 144 152 140 162

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2017

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 55 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 37
Allegany 3 Kings 260 Schenectady 16
Bronx 54 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 33 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 4 Madison 9 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 133 Steuben 17
Chautauqua 19 Montgomery 6 St. Lawrence 4
Chemung 12 Nassau 356 Suffolk 212
Chenango 4 New York 336 Sullivan 6
Clinton 12 Niagara 24 Tioga 8
Columbia 4 Oneida 32 Tompkins 9
Cortland 8 Onondaga 84 Ulster 27
Delaware 3 Ontario 19 Warren 16
Dutchess 36 Orange 53 Washington 3
Erie 131 Orleans 0 Wayne 14
Essex 2 Oswego 12 Westchester 173
Franklin 7 Otsego 11 Wyoming 4
Fulton 2 Putnam 11 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 312 NYS TOTAL 2,766
Greene 3 Rensselaer 7 OTHER US 614
Hamilton 0 Richmond 54 NON-US 25
Herkimer 8 Rockland 69 TOTAL 3,405

* 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 19, 2017