To be licensed as an ophthalmic dispenser in New York State you must:
- be of good moral character;
- be at least 18 years of age; and
- meet education, examination, and experience requirements.
Certification as a contact lens dispenser can occur simultaneously but cannot occur prior to licensure as an ophthalmic dispenser.
Submit an application for licensure and the other forms indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.
You should also read the general licensing information applicable for all professions.