Congressman Scott Peters Meets With The Vision Council Leadership

Raanan and Scott PetersMeeting held as a part of efforts to educate elected officials with jurisdiction over key federal and state issues of concern to the optical industry.

Alexandria, VA (April, 2014) – Congressman Scott Peters toured the Shamir Insight facility in San Diego, CA Wednesday, alongside Shamir Insight’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Vision Council Board of Directors, Raanan Naftalovich. The visit was a part of The Vision Council’s efforts to educate elected officials that represent its member companies and have jurisdiction over key federal and state issues of concern to the optical industry.

The Vision Council aimed to establish an open dialogue with Members of Congress about the economic benefits its member companies bring to their Congressional districts. The meeting comes as a follow-up from meetings held in December between The Vision Council leadership and Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Wednesday’s meeting, took place at 10:30am PT, and included an overview of the optical manufacturing industry, meetings with Shamir Insight’s senior executives, and a discussion regarding the challenges facing the optical industry with ports of entry in California.

California has been the focus of an increasing amount of time and resources from The Vision Council over the last year, including recent meetings with the Office of California Governor Jerry Brown regarding California Proposition 65, and the prevention of its unintended consequences for the optical manufacturing industry.

If you are interested in hearing more about the briefing, please contact Jessica Lutz, jlutz@thevisioncouncil.org or (703)740-2248.

Shamir Insight, Inc., is a fully owned subsidiary of Shamir Optical Industry, Ltd., an Israel-based company which is engaged in the development, design and manufacture of premium progressive lenses and molds for the ophthalmic industry.

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Serving as the global voice for vision care products and services, The Vision Council represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry through education, advocacy and consumer outreach. By sharing the latest in eyewear trends, advances in technology and advice from eyewear experts, The Vision Council serves as a resource to the public looking to learn more about options in eyeglasses and sunglasses.

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