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Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Optometrist 192 179 214 199 224

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2024

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 49 Jefferson 12 Saratoga 41
Allegany 2 Kings 289 Schenectady 12
Bronx 59 Lewis 0 Schoharie 2
Broome 28 Livingston 4 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 4 Madison 7 Seneca 2
Cayuga 3 Monroe 137 Steuben 15
Chautauqua 22 Montgomery 8 St. Lawrence 6
Chemung 10 Nassau 410 Suffolk 226
Chenango 3 New York 374 Sullivan 7
Clinton 12 Niagara 20 Tioga 8
Columbia 3 Oneida 35 Tompkins 12
Cortland 5 Onondaga 71 Ulster 29
Delaware 2 Ontario 27 Warren 14
Dutchess 39 Orange 52 Washington 8
Erie 155 Orleans 0 Wayne 10
Essex 1 Oswego 8 Westchester 185
Franklin 4 Otsego 10 Wyoming 3
Fulton 2 Putnam 12 Yates 2
Genesee 2 Queens 399 NYS TOTAL 3019
Greene 7 Rensselaer 15 OTHER US 924
Hamilton 0 Richmond 64 NON-US 56
Herkimer 7 Rockland 62 TOTAL 3999

* 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.