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For Eyes Optical

Local Representative Information Darla All, LDO ABOC Virginia Market Manager 540-915-2669 dall@foreyes.com www.foreyes.com

Zeiss

Local Representative Information Gina Smithson www.zeiss.com

Shamir Lens

Contact Information Richard Dailey spa@shamirlens.com www.shamirlens.com

Silhouette Optical

Local Representative Information Lynn DiMarco 804-836-3111 l.dimarco@us.silhouette.com www.silhouette.com

Update on HB144 status

We have just learned that there was a technical error in the legislation regarding the new effective date amendment. Legislative services forgot to revise it so that the new date also applied to contracts. So, that means that Delegate Ware’s office is requesting the Governor make this technical amendment now that it is at his office. After he makes the amendment, the bill will return to the General Assembly for "veto session" which is not until Wednesday, April 15. That is when the legislature approves or rejects the Governor’s amendments and vetoes. The amendment has to be accepted by both […]

Today was a victory for opticians!

Today was a victory for opticians! HB 1444 was amended to include us, and voted to move forward to the full committee next Tuesday. Thank you for all your calls and e-mails! There were more than 2,300 e-mails sent! The delegates mentioned more than once they heard from Opticians. It was your support that got us this far! Our fight is not over though, as the Health Care plans have starting sending their dogs in for war. Great news is that now the 3 O’s are all on the same page and our efforts to support this bill from this […]