An optometrist examines eyes to determine visual efficiency and performance, diseases, or other abnormalities by means of instrumentation and observation, and prescribes corrective lenses. Optometrists certified in the use of therapeutic drugs may also use and prescribe drugs for the treatment of ocular diseases.
An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as an optometrist in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at www.op.nysed.gov/home.html
As of January 1, 2012, there were 3,182 currently registered licenses for this occupation.
29-1041 - Optometrists
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American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Phone: (800) 365-2219
New York State Optometric Association, Inc.
119 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor
Albany, New York 12210
Phone: (518) 449-7300
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 11/6/12.
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