License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Optometrist 140 162 171 192 179

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2020

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 55 Jefferson 14 Saratoga 41
Allegany 3 Kings 300 Schenectady 12
Bronx 56 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 31 Livingston 5 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 4 Madison 9 Seneca 1
Cayuga 4 Monroe 131 Steuben 16
Chautauqua 23 Montgomery 8 St. Lawrence 6
Chemung 10 Nassau 376 Suffolk 215
Chenango 3 New York 358 Sullivan 7
Clinton 10 Niagara 20 Tioga 9
Columbia 4 Oneida 37 Tompkins 12
Cortland 5 Onondaga 74 Ulster 28
Delaware 3 Ontario 25 Warren 13
Dutchess 43 Orange 50 Washington 5
Erie 144 Orleans 0 Wayne 10
Essex 2 Oswego 9 Westchester 185
Franklin 7 Otsego 9 Wyoming 3
Fulton 1 Putnam 10 Yates 1
Genesee 2 Queens 333 NYS TOTAL 2,893
Greene 5 Rensselaer 12 OTHER US 726
Hamilton 0 Richmond 56 NON-US 40
Herkimer 8 Rockland 66 TOTAL 3,659

* 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 16, 2020