Matt never considered another career: he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. His wish was fulfilled in 1994, when he earned an associate degree in opticianary from J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and was licensed as an optician. He worked for a national chain near Richmond and managed an optical dispensary,then came home to the family business in 2001. Matt has been with Merricks Optical since 2000. Matt is a third generation Optician, he has an A.A.S. Degree in Opticinary from J. Sargent Reynolds. He has held a Virginia Opticians license since 1994.