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
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 402-2323
TDD/TTY: (518) 473-1426