Man sentenced for unlicensed optometrist practice

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Tonawanda man has been sentenced for running an unlicensed optometrist practice near Rochester.

Shamil Tadros, 45, attended optometry school but did not pass state exams. He was operating the practice from his store, Pittsford Optical in Pittsford, NY, which is outside of Rochester, when he was caught.

Tadros was given a conditional discharge Monday on the conditions he pay back $116,821 in criminal restitution, complete 150 hours of community service, and consent to random practice checks of his optical shop.

The Tonawanda man admitted in January running an unlicensed optometrist practice and billing Medicaid for the services. He has already paid back the money and completed the community service. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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