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Optometry Professional License


State Education, Department of

Optometrists in New York need a license from the New York State Department of Education (NYSDOE).

There are educational, experience, and exam requirements. In New York States, optometrists must have a four-year Doctor of Optometry degree. Applicants from other states can transfer their license to New York.

NYS Education Department

Office of the Professions
Registration Unit, State Education Building
2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone (518) 474-3817
Fax (518) 402-2323

TDD/TTY: (518) 473-1426

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