Mark is a licensed optician since 1979 with dual certification in ophthalmic dispensing and contact lens fitting. As the owner of Mark Optical Lab for over 25 years, he built a reputation for high quality workmanship and developed an in-depth knowledge of optics and optical principles. The lab was a learning site for the Ophthalmic Tech program at Suffolk County Community College. He is a member of The Opticians Alliance of New York and The New York State Society of Opticians where he also served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President for the Long Island chapter. Mark participates on the advisory board for the Vision Technology program at New York City College of Technology and was awarded the NYSSO Optician of the Year in 2015.