June 26, 2009

The State Board of Dispensing Opticians announced today disciplinary action against the following licensees:

John R. Streil, Newbury
The Board revoked Streil's license to practice as a dispensing optician as well as his right to renew his license as a result of a Default Judgment against him. Streil failed to respond to Board allegations that he was practicing while his license was expired. Streil also failed to provide the Board with his continuing education documentation upon request.

San Khan, Lynn
The Board has issued a $1,000 fine against Khan by default effective March 4, 2009. The Board discovered that Khan performed Dispensing Optician services on or about Feb. 10, 2006 at Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lynn without having the proper license to do so.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at http://www.mass.gov/dpl/ and select the check a license option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.