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Steve Merricks

The son of Eldridge Merricks, co-founder of the Merricks Optical, Steve became interested in optics while still a boy. His interest evolved into aformal apprenticeship under his father, and he was certified as a licensed optician in 1974. Prior to joining the family business in 1977, Steve’s extensive professional experience included stints at an optical lab and an ophthalmology practice. He took over the family business when his dad retired in 1984 and has never wavered in Merricks’ bedrock commitment to customer satisfaction. Steve has been with Merricks Optical since 1977. Steve is a second generation Optician and has held a Virginia Opticians license since 1972.