Congressman Scott Peters to meet with The Vision Council Leadership

Congressman Scott Peters to meet with The Vision Council Leadership

Meeting 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 22, 2014) -Congressman Scott Peters will tour 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 is 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 aims 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, taking place at 10:30am PT, will include 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 attending 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.

About The Vision Council 

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.

Stay informed with the latest news from The Vision Council. For media inquiries, please contact Jessica Lutz at (703) 740-2248 or via email.