Unlicensed OD sentenced for fraudulent billings

July 25, 2014

A court recently sentenced a man who was practicing as an optometrist in Rochester, NY, although he had never passed state licensure exams.

Buffalo, NY-A court recently sentenced a man who was practicing as an optometrist in Rochester, NY, although he had never passed state licensure exams.

Shamil Tadros, 45, reportedly attended optometry school but never passed the state exam. He was charged with operating as an OD and providing ophthalmic dispensing services without a license. The Monroe County Court gave Tadros a three-year conditional discharge as long as he pays $116,821 in restitution to the state and several health insurers.

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Tadros was also sentenced to 150 hours of community service and was ordered to consent to random practice checks of his optical shop, Pittsford Optical.