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Attorney General shuts down illegal optometry shop


Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday announced a judgment against Shamil Tadros, owner of Pittsford Optical, to settle charges that Tadros practiced as an optician without the required license. 

Tadros, who has a degree in optometry, never passed the licensing exam. In 2013, he was convicted for fraudulently billing Medicaid and others for services he unlawfully rendered without a license.  

During a random inspection in the fall of 2015, Tadros was found once again to be unlawfully practicing as an optician without the required license at Pittsford Optical.

The Attorney General issued a cease and desist letter directing Tadros to stop his illegal activities immediately and sought a court order against Tadros and Pittsford Optical.

The court order permanently bars Tadros from providing ophthalmic dispensing services without a license, requires that the Pittsford Optical store be sold, and requires Tadros to pay $10,000 in fines and costs of the investigation.

The court order also requires Pittsford Optical to keep a licensed optician on site when it is open until it is sold. He will be available to see customers who were serviced by Tadros to review and refit glasses if needed at no charge.

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