License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Optometrist 156 144 137 144 152

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2015

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 52 Jefferson 13 Saratoga 38
Allegany 3 Kings 251 Schenectady 18
Bronx 56 Lewis 0 Schoharie 3
Broome 34 Livingston 4 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 7 Madison 8 Seneca 2
Cayuga 4 Monroe 132 Steuben 14
Chautauqua 22 Montgomery 5 St. Lawrence 7
Chemung 11 Nassau 347 Suffolk 208
Chenango 4 New York 331 Sullivan 5
Clinton 11 Niagara 22 Tioga 9
Columbia 3 Oneida 34 Tompkins 12
Cortland 7 Onondaga 80 Ulster 25
Delaware 3 Ontario 16 Warren 14
Dutchess 37 Orange 46 Washington 3
Erie 132 Orleans 0 Wayne 14
Essex 2 Oswego 10 Westchester 165
Franklin 7 Otsego 12 Wyoming 5
Fulton 1 Putnam 11 Yates 1
Genesee 4 Queens 289 NYS TOTAL 2,698
Greene 4 Rensselaer 6 OTHER US 613
Hamilton 0 Richmond 54 NON-US 19
Herkimer 9 Rockland 69 TOTAL 3,330

* 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 20, 2015