The American Optician

Summer 2017

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T here are lots of good stories about how opticians got started and the reasons they dedicate their lives to the opticianry profession. This issue's retail spotlight shines on Mustafa Asif, an optician who started his career in a modest family optical business in India. His early experiences, his move to the U.S. with his family, his dedication to his new business and new country and his passion of helping other opticians through state association participation and leadership are a testament to a dedicated and caring optician. His story is an inspiring account of how one optician found his optical calling, presented here in his own words . 1 0 I N D E P E N D E N T S P O T L I G H T Following the Footsteps: An Optician's Story EDITORS NOTE: Future optician in training: Mustafa Asif with his son. The store started by Mustafa Asif 's grandfather in 1953, Modern Eyewear, was located in the heart of Karachi, Pakistan, on Elphinstone Street, as it was called during British rule.

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