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 July 1, 2017

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 55 Jefferson 13 Saratoga 38
Allegany 3 Kings 260 Schenectady 16
Bronx 58 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 32 Livingston 5 Schuyler 3
Cattaraugus 4 Madison 7 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 132 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 21 Montgomery 7 St. Lawrence 5
Chemung 12 Nassau 362 Suffolk 217
Chenango 3 New York 346 Sullivan 6
Clinton 13 Niagara 24 Tioga 9
Columbia 4 Oneida 32 Tompkins 9
Cortland 6 Onondaga 87 Ulster 28
Delaware 3 Ontario 22 Warren 15
Dutchess 38 Orange 52 Washington 5
Erie 135 Orleans 0 Wayne 14
Essex 2 Oswego 11 Westchester 174
Franklin 7 Otsego 11 Wyoming 4
Fulton 2 Putnam 10 Yates 1
Genesee 3 Queens 320 NYS TOTAL 2,811
Greene 4 Rensselaer 7 OTHER US 628
Hamilton 0 Richmond 54 NON-US 28
Herkimer 8 Rockland 70 TOTAL 3,467

* 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: July 18, 2017