NYS Ophthalmic Dispensing Examination Information

Below you will find useful links to information pertaining to the examinations for Ophthalmic Dispensing and
Contact Lens Practical Examinations. (Please note that the Contact Lens examination is only given in the Fall).



       Fall 2020 (Ophthalmic Dispensing AND Contact Lens) October 19-20 
(To be held at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY)

2020 CONTACT LENS EXAM POSTPONED – The New York State Education Department has postponed the 2020 Contact Lens Practical Examination.  Candidates who have paid the 2020 Contact Lens examination application fee can (1) have their fee held until the next examination, or (2) receive a refund; those candidates must contact CHTS regarding this issue.  The date for the next Contact Lens Examination will be announced. 

Spring 2021 (Ophthalmic Dispensing Only) April 12-13 
(To be held at Capitol Hill Management Services - 230 Washington Ave. Ext., Suite 101, Albany, NY)

Ophthalmic Dispensing/Contact Lens Examination Application


Information on Ophthalmic Dispensing Practical Examination

Information on the Contact Lens Practical Examination 

Ophthalmic Dispensing/Contact Lens Examination Application

Directions to the Polish Community Center (Examination Site)

For more information, please contact Steve Grandin at (518) 462-6805 or [email protected].


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