PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT

 

                                                                  EXHIBIT 10.10

                   PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT

      This Professional Business Management Agreement is made and entered into
effective as of September 30, 1997, by and between Visionary MSO, Inc., a
Delaware corporation ("Professional Business Manager"), and Dr. Samit's Hour
Eyes Optometrist, P.C., a Virginia professional corporation (the "Practice").

                                   RECITALS

      A. The Practice is a professional corporation duly organized and validly
existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia (the "Commonwealth")
which is engaged in the provision of Professional Eye Care Services (as defined
below) and Optical Services (as defined below) to the general public in the
Commonwealth through individual Professionals (as defined below) who are
licensed to practice optometry and/or ophthalmology in the Commonwealth and who
are employed or otherwise retained by the Practice.

      B. Professional Business Manager is a business corporation duly organized
and validly existing under the laws of the Commonwealth.

      C. The Practice desires to devote substantially all of its energies,
expertise and time to the delivery of Professional Eye Care Services to
patients.

      D. The Practice desires to engage Professional Business Manager to provide
facilities, equipment and such management, administrative and business services
as are necessary and appropriate for the day-to-day administration of the
non-optometric aspects of the Practice's professional eye care practice, and
Professional Business Manager desires to provide such, upon the terms and
conditions hereinafter set forth, for the purpose of enhancing the
cost-efficiency and quality of services rendered by the Practice to its
patients.

      NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual agreements, terms,
covenants and conditions contained herein and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the
Parties agree as follows:

                                  ARTICLE I

                                 DEFINITIONS

      For the purposes of this Professional Business Management Agreement, the
following terms shall have the following meanings ascribed thereto, unless
otherwise clearly required by the context in which such term is used:

      1.1 ACCOUNT. The term "Account" shall mean the bank account described in
Sections 3.9 and 3. 1 0 of the Retail Business Management Agreement (as defined
below).

      1.2 ADJUSTED GROSS REVENUE. The term "Adjusted Gross Revenue" shall mean
all revenues for Optical Services, Professional Eye Care Services, or otherwise,
generated by or on behalf of the Practice and/or its Professionals, or other
personnel during the term of this Professional Business Management Agreement,
calculated on an accrual basis under GAAP, including all technical fees from
ancillary services, all proceeds from key person life and disability insurance
policies purchased by Retail Business Manager, in agreement with the Practice,
in accordance with Section 3.15, all amounts paid by third parties for
contractual liabilities, including, but not limited to, payments under
non-shareholder Professionals' non-competition agreements and compensation
payments under any service agreement between the Practice and another entity,
and all consultant, teaching and expert witness fees minus any allowances for
bad debts, uncollectible accounts, Medicare, Medicaid and other payor
contractual adjustments, discounts, workers' compensation adjustments,
reasonable professional courtesies, and other reductions in collectible revenue
that result from activities that do not result in collectible charges.

      1.3 BILL OF SALE. The term "Bill of Sale" shall mean the agreement by and
between Professional Business Manager and the Practice as of even date whereby
Professional Business Manager shall purchase from the Practice substantially all
of the furniture, fixtures, and equipment used in the operation of the Office
(as defined below) prior to execution of this Professional Business Management
Agreement.

      1.4 BUDGET. The term "Budget" shall mean an operating budget and capital
expenditure budget for each fiscal year as prepared in accordance with Section
3.11(a).

      1.5 CAPITATION REVENUES. The term "Capitation Revenues" shall mean all
collections from managed care organizations or third-party payors where such
payment is made periodically on a per member basis for the partial or total
needs of a subscribing patient, less amounts that are payable to other providers
of health care items and services to capitation patients. Capitation Revenues
shall include any co-payments and incentive bonuses received as a result of a
capitation plan.

      1.6 CLINICAL DUTIES. The term "Clinical Duties " shall mean those duties
of NonProfessional Personnel (as defined below) which entail directly or
indirectly assisting a Professional (as defined below) in the scheduling,
examination or care of patients in the course of providing Professional Eye Care
Services, regardless of whether the performance of such duties requires
licensure under applicable state law.

      1.7 COMMONWEALTH. The term "Commonwealth" shall have the meaning set forth
in the Recitals.

      1.8 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. The term "Confidential Information" shall
mean any information of Professional Business Manager or the Practice, as
appropriate (whether written or oral), including all business management or
economic studies, patient fists, proprietary

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forms, proprietary business or management methods, marketing data, fee
schedules, or trade secrets of the Professional Business Manager or of the
Practice, as applicable, whether or not such Confidential Information is
disclosed or otherwise made available to one Party by the other Party pursuant
to this Professional Business Management Agreement. Confidential Information
shall also include the terms and provisions of this Professional Business
Management Agreement and any transaction or document executed by the Parties
pursuant to this Professional Business Management Agreement. Confidential
Information does not include any information that the receiving party can
establish (a) is or becomes generally available to and known by the public or
optometric community (other than as a result of an unpermitted disclosure
directly or indirectly by the receiving party or its affiliates, advisors, or
Representatives); (b) is or becomes available to the receiving party on a
nonconfidential basis from a source other than the furnishing party or its
affiliates, advisors or Representatives, provided that such source is not and
was not bound by a confidentiality agreement with or other obligation of secrecy
to the furnishing party of which the receiving party has knowledge; or (c) has
already been or is hereafter independently acquired or developed by the
receiving party without violating any confidentiality agreement with or other
obligation of secrecy to the furnishing party.

      1.9 DISPENSARY. The term "Dispensary" shall have the meaning set forth in
the Retail Business Management Agreement.

      1.10 DISPENSARY EXPENSE. The term "Dispensary Expense" shall have the
meaning set forth in the Retail Business Management Agreement.

      1.11 EXECUTIVE OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR. The term "Executive Office
Administrator" shall mean the employee of Professional Business Manager having
executive authority and responsibility for the general and active management of
the Professional Business Manager.

      1.12 GAAP. The term "GAAP" shall mean generally accepted United States
accounting principles.

      1.13 INFLATION ADJUSTMENT. The term "Inflation Adjustment" shall for any
year be equal to the fraction the numerator of which is the revised Bureau of
Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index for all Items and Major Group Figures for
All Urban Consumers, U. S. City Average (1982-84=100) (the "index") for December
of the preceding year and the denominator of which is the Index for September,
1997. Appropriate modification to the Inflation Adjustment shall be made if the
Index shall cease to be updated as of the end of each calendar year.

      1.14 MANAGEMENT FEE. The term "Management Fee" shall mean the Professional
Business Manager's compensation established as described in Article V hereof.

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      1.15 MANAGEMENT SERVICES. The term "Management Services" shall mean the
business, administrative, and management services to be provided for the
Practice and the Office, including, without limitation, the provision of
equipment, inventory and supplies, support services, personnel (excluding
Professionals) management, administration, financial record keeping, and
reporting, and other business office services, all as reasonably contemplated by
this Professional Business Management Agreement and which are necessary for the
conduct of the Practice's business.

      1.16 NET EARNINGS. The term "Net Earnings" shall mean Adjusted Gross
Revenue minus the sum of the following: (i) any refunds owed to patients by the
Practice, (ii) any unpaid or past due compensation owed to Professional Business
Manager pursuant to Section 5.1 hereof and to Retail Business Manager pursuant
to the Retail Business Management Agreement, (iii) all Office Expenses, (iv) all
Dispensary Expenses, (v) all Practice Expenses and (vi) all Shareholder Expenses
up to an amount equal to One Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand Dollars ($139,000.00)
on an annualized basis multiplied in the case of years ending after December 31,
1998 by the Inflation Adjustment. Net Earnings associated with an individual
Office, Dispensary, or Practice location shall be determined using the amount of
the foregoing items which is attributable to such Office, Dispensary, or
Practice location. To the extent such amount is not susceptible to precise
calculation, it shall be determined based on the proportion the Adjusted Gross
Revenue attributable to such Office, Dispensary, or Practice location bears to
the Adjusted Gross Revenue of the Practice.

      1.17 NEW OFFICE. The term "New Office" shall mean any additional or other
Office, Dispensary or Practice location which commences operation at any time on
or after the date hereof.

      1.18 NON-PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL. The term "Non-Professional Personnel"
shall mean those individuals employed primarily at the Practice who are not
Optometrists or Ophthalmologists.

      1.19 OFFICE. The term "Office" shall mean all facilities and locations
used by the Practice, all business operations related to the Practice's
optometric and/or therapeutic optometric practice, and all related business
operations of the Practice which are to be administered by Professional Business
Manager under the Professional Business Management Agreement, but excluding all
facilities and locations, or portions thereof, used by the Practice and all
business operations of the Practice related to the Dispensary.

      1.20 OFFICE EXPENSE. The term "Office Expense" shall mean all operating
and non-operating expenses incurred by the Professional Business Manager in the
provision of Management Services to the Office and shall include all operating
and non-operating expenses incurred by the Practice relating to the items set
forth in this Section. The Professional Business Manager shall be reimbursed by
the Practice for any Office Expense incurred by the Professional Business
Manager in the provision of services to the Practice, upon request by the

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Professional Business Manager. Office Expense shall not include any Professional
Business Manager Expense, Practice Expense or Shareholder Expense or any state,
local or federal income or franchise tax. Without limitation, Office Expense
shall include the following expenses:

            (a) the salaries, benefits, payroll taxes, and other direct costs of
all employees of Professional Business Manager primarily working at the Office
and the salaries, benefits, payroll taxes, and other direct costs of the
Non-Professional Personnel of the Practice primarily working at the Office, but
not the salaries, benefits, payroll taxes or other direct costs of the
Professionals;

            (b) the direct cost of any employee or consultant that provides
services at or in connection with the Office for improved Office performance,
such as management, billing and collections, business office consultation, and
accounting and legal services, but only when such services are coordinated by
Professional Business Manager and/or included in the Budget;

            (c) reasonable recruitment costs and out-of-pocket expenses of
Professional Business Manager or the Practice associated with the recruitment of
additional Professionals, other employees of the Practice and Professional
Business Manager's employees primarily located at the Office,

            (d) personal property and intangible property taxes assessed against
Professional Business Manager's assets used in connection with the operation of
the Office;

            (e) comprehensive general and professional liability insurance
covering the Office, employees of the Practice in connection with the operation
of the Office and employees of Professional Business Manager in connection with
the operation of the Office;

            (f) the expense of using, leasing, purchasing or otherwise procuring
and maintaining the Office and maintaining Office related equipment;

            (g) the cost of capital (whether as actual interest on indebtedness
incurred on behalf of the Practice or reasonable imputed interest on capital
advanced by Professional Business Manager which shall be equal to the average
cost of borrowing by Professional Business Manager as reflected on its most
recent published financial statements, or in the absence of either of the
foregoing, eight percent (8%)) to finance or refinance obligations of the
Practice incurred in connection with the Office, or to finance new ventures of
the Practice in connection with the Office; in any such case only as such cost
of capital is set forth in the Budget or otherwise approved in advance by the
Practice Advisory Council;

            (h) the reasonable travel expenses associated with attending
meetings, conferences, or seminars to benefit the Practice so long as such
expenses are related to

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individuals located at the Office and the Practice's pro rata share for
individuals who are consultants of or employed by Professional Business Manager
who provide material services to the Office;

            (i) 0he cost of Office supplies, inventory and utilities;

            (j) billing and collection costs and expenses;

            (k) the Practice's pro-rata share of reasonable corporate overhead
charges or other reasonable expenses (including computer and data processing
costs) which are incurred by Professional Business Manager in connection with
corporate headquarters expenses which relate to the provision of benefits or
services by Professional Business Manager to the Office and are reflected in the
Budget including without limitation direct or indirect costs of the Executive
Office Administrator and other Professional Business Manager personnel;

            (l) all other expenses witch are set forth in the Budget and which
directly or indirectly benefit the Practice incurred by Professional Business
Manager in carrying out its obligations under this Professional Business
Management Agreement;

            (m) reasonable costs and expenses (to the extent not covered by
insurance) of lawsuits or claims against the Professional Business Manager or
its personnel, or the Practice, its Professional(s), or other personnel related
to their performance of duties at the Office or their interest in assets used in
connection with the Office, provided that if any of the Professional Business
Manager or its personnel, or the Practice, its Professional(s), or other
personnel do not prevail in the lawsuit or claim or settle the matter with a
material payment by the party (the party at "fault"), such costs and expenses
shall be deemed a Professional Business Manager Expense in the event of
Professional Business Manager's fault or the fault of its personnel and a
Practice Expense in the event of fault by the Practice, its Professional(s), or
other personnel whereupon the Practice and such Professional(s) or other
personnel shall be jointly responsible for the immediate reimbursement of the
sums advanced by Professional Business Manager; provided further that
Professional Business Manager shall not advance such costs and expenses from the
Account if the Practice Advisory Council concludes that (i) it is unlikely that
the Account will be reimbursed if the party involved will not prevail in the
lawsuit or claim, or (ii) it is reasonable to believe that obtaining a
reimbursement of the advanced sums will be difficult to achieve; and the Parties
acknowledge that nothing in this Section shall create any liability on the part
of a Professional who would otherwise be shielded from personal liability by the
corporate or limited liability structure of the Practice;

            (n) key person life and disability insurance premiums related to
policies which the Parties agree to acquire on the life of the Practice's
Shareholders or Professionals, whereupon any proceeds shall be paid to the
Account as Adjusted Gross Revenues, unless the Parties agree to a specific split
of the proceeds. Should only the Practice choose to obtain key person life
insurance, the Practice shall pay all premiums as a Practice Expense and shall

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receive all proceeds. Further, if only the Professional Business Manager chooses
to obtain such insurance, Professional Business Manager shall pay all premiums
as a Professional Business Manager Expense and shall receive all proceeds. The
Practice shall cause its Shareholders and Professionals to submit to a medical
examination necessary to obtain such insurance.

      In the event that any of the individuals described in Section 1.20(b)
devote a substantial amount of time to serving one or more optometric practices
other than the Practice, which is not prohibited hereunder, or the above
described Office is utilized to a substantial degree by one or more optometric
practices other than the Practice, the Office Expenses shall be allocated
between the Practice and such other optometric practices to reflect each
practice's pro-rata share of any expenses or costs relating to such individuals
or Office (including the recruitment costs of such individuals and the
comprehensive and general liability insurance expenses with respect to such
individuals). Expenses contemplated in this paragraph which potentially and
primarily relate to Sections 1.20 (b), (c), (d), (e), (0, (g), (h), (k), and (1)
shall be in the Budget or approved by the Practice Advisory Council, and where
reasonably determinable, are intended to be reasonable and customary based upon
similar relationships generally existing between national practice management
companies and practices they manage. The Practice's pro-rata portion of expenses
related to individuals who are consultants of or employed by Professional
Business Manager and who provide services benefiting more than one practice
shall be based upon the actual time expended by the individuals in performing
such services as compared to the time spent by such individuals with other
practices managed by the Professional Business Manager, or, if not reasonably
calculable, as determined by Professional Business Manager, based upon the
estimated proportionate revenue size of the Practice as compared to the
aggregate revenue size as estimated in all of the Budgets of all other practices
managed by the Professional Business Manager which are benefiting from such
individual's services. Likewise, other benefits provided by the Professional
Business Manager to several Practices shall be split pro-rata based upon the use
or benefit derived by each Practice, but if not calculable, shall be based upon
the estimated proportionate revenue size as set forth in the preceding sentence.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, unless an expense is expressly
designated as a Professional Business Manager Expense, a Practice Expense or a
Shareholder Expense in this Professional Business Management Agreement or any
exhibit thereto, all expenses incurred by Professional Business Manager in
providing services pursuant to this Professional Business Management Agreement
shall be considered an Office Expense. Any and all expenses witch are incurred
by Retail Business Manager, Professional Business Manager, or the Practice shall
be allocated to the appropriate expense category or categories in accordance
with the terms and conditions of the Retail Business Management Agreement and
the Professional Business Management Agreement.

      1.21 OPTICAL SERVICES. The term "Optical Services" shall mean the filling
of optical prescriptions, dispensing of optical goods, the fitting of eyewear,
all activities related to any of the foregoing, and the direction, supervision,
and control of those who perform these tasks.

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      1.22. OPTOMETRIST. The term "Optometrist" shall mean each individually
licensed Optometrist, if any, who is employed or otherwise retained by or
associated with the Practice, each of whom shall meet at all times the
qualifications described in Section 4.3 and Section 4.4.

      1.23 OPHTHALMOLOGIST. The term "Ophthalmologist" shall mean each
individually licensed Ophthalmologist, if any, who is employed or otherwise
retained by or associated with the Practice, each of whom shall meet at all
times the qualifications described in Section 43 and Section 4.4.

      1.24 PARTIES. The term "Parties" shall mean the Practice and Professional
Business Manager.

      1.25 PRACTICE. The term "Practice" shall have the meaning set forth in the
Recitals.

      1.26 PRACTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL. The term "Practice Advisory Council" shall
have the meaning set forth in Section 2.6 of this Agreement.

      1.27 PRACTICE EXPENSES. The term "Practice Expenses" shall mean (a) all
reasonable nonshareholder Professionals' salaries, benefits, payroll taxes and
other direct costs related to their services to the Practice (including
reasonable and customary professional dues, subscriptions, continuing education
and technical training expenses, and severance payments), (b) the cost of
optometric supplies (including, but not limited to, drugs, pharmaceuticals,
products, substances, items or optometric devices); (c) reasonable and customary
professional liability insurance expenses of Professionals; and (d) travel costs
for continuing education, technical training and necessary business travel for
nonshareholder Professionals; (e)to the extent not covered by insurance and
subject to the advance provisions contained herein, the defense costs and
expenses of any litigation or claims brought against the Practice or its
Professionals or other personnel by any third party in which the Practice or its
Professionals or other personnel do not prevail or the matter settles with a
material payment and the Practice or its Professionals or other personnel are at
fault, and any liability judgment or material settlement assessed against the
Practice or its Professionals or other personnel (certain equipment expenses
described in Sections 3.2(c) and 3.2(d) of this Professional Business Management
Agreement and 3.2(c) and 3.2(d) of the Retail Business Management Agreement; (g)
interest on any funds advanced to the Practice by Professional Business Manager
to the extent that Professional Business Manager is a net lender in accordance
with the terms of this Professional Business Management Agreement; (h) interest
on any funds advanced to the practice by Retail Business Manager to the extent
that Retail Business Manager is a net lender in accordance with the terms of the
Retail Management Agreement; (i) any income taxes or franchise taxes of the
Practice; and j) consulting, accounting, or legal fees which relate solely to
the Practice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the term Practice Expenses shall
specifically exclude (i) business travel requested by Professional Business
Manager, which shall be an Office Expense, (ii) business travel requested by
Retail Business Manager, which shall be a

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Dispensary Expense, (iii) any and all compensation or expenses attributable to
Shareholders, which shall be Shareholder Expenses (except reasonable and
customary expenses for malpractice insurance which shall be a Practice Expense),
(iv) "tail" insurance coverage for Shareholders, which shall be a Shareholder
Expense, or (v) such other items agreed to in advance in writing by the Parties
hereto. During this Professional Business Management Agreement, for so long as a
current Shareholder of the Practice is an employee of, contractor to, or
Shareholder of the Practice, such Shareholder shall be deemed to be a
Shareholder for the purposes of this definition. Such expenses are to be
approved annually in the Budget.

      1.28 PROFESSIONAL. The term "Professional" shall mean any Optometrist or
Ophthalmologist.

      1.29 PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT. The term "Professional
Business Management Agreement" shall mean this instrument as originally executed
and delivered, or, if amended or supplemented, as so amended or supplemented.

      1.30 PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER. The term "Professional Business
Manager" shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals hereto.

      1.31 PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER EXPENSE. The term "Professional
Business Manager Expense" shall mean an expense or cost incurred by the
Professional Business Manager, for which the Professional Business Manager is
financially liable and is not entitled to reimbursement from the Practice.
Professional Business Manager Expense shall specifically include (a) any income
or franchise taxes of the Professional Business Manager; (b) the expense of
providing, leasing, purchasing or otherwise procuring and maintaining the Office
equipment, including depreciation in the case of furniture and equipment, and
(c) any other expenses or costs that are not reasonable and customary
reimbursements based upon a practice management company's usual arrangement with
a practice.

      1.32 PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE SERVICES. The term "Professional Eye Care
Services" shall mean professional health care items and services, including, but
not limited to, the practice of optometry, and all related professional health
care services provided by the Practice through Optometrists, Ophthalmologists,
and other professional health care providers that are retained by or
professionally affiliated with the Practice. The term shall exclude any and all
business whatsoever in connection with any optical businesses owned or operated,
or to be owned or operated in the future, in whole or in part, by the Practice
or any of its Professionals during the terms of this Professional Business
Management Agreement.

      1.33 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ACCOUNT. The term "Professional Practice
Account" shall mean the bank account described in Section 3.10.

      1.34 REPRESENTATIVES. The term "Representatives" shall mean a Party's
officers, directors, managers, employees, or other agents.

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      1.35 RETAIL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT. The term "Retail Business
Management Agreement" shall mean the instrument made and entered into as of even
date by and between Visionary Retail Management, Inc. ("Retail Business
Manager") whereby Retail Business Manager shall provide certain facilities,
equipment, and management, administrative, and business services to the Practice
in connection with its provision of Optical Services.

      1.36 RETAIL BUSINESS MANAGER. The term "Retail Business Manager" shall
have the meaning set forth in the Retail Business Management Agreement.

      1.37 SHAREHOLDER. The term "Shareholder" shall mean any current or future
shareholder of the Practice.

      1.38 SHAREHOLDER EXPENSE. The term "Shareholder Expense" shall be limited
to the following expenses: (a) Shareholders' salaries, benefits, payroll taxes,
and other direct costs (including professional dues, subscriptions, continuing
education expenses, severance payments, entertainment, and travel costs for
continuing education or other business travel but excluding business travel
requested by Professional Business Manager, which shall be an Office Expense,
and travel requested by Retail Business Manager which shall be a Dispensary
Expense and excluding any other expense of a Shareholder approved as an Office
Expense or Dispensary Expense in advance by the Parties; (b) "tail" coverage
malpractice insurance expenses for the Shareholders and any malpractice
insurance expenses of any Professional which are in excess of those which are
customary and reasonable; and (c) consulting, accounting, or legal fees which
relate solely to the Shareholders. The Practice shall reimburse the Professional
Business Manager for any Shareholder Expense incurred by the Professional
Business Manager. Unless expressly designated as a Management Fee, a
Professional Business Manager Expense, a Retail Business Manager Expense, an
Office Expense, a Dispensary Expense or a Practice Expense in this Professional
Business Management Agreement or in any exhibit hereto or in the Retail Business
Management Agreement or in any exhibit thereto or in any written agreement of
the Parties, any expense incurred by the Practice shall be considered a
Shareholder Expense. Notwithstanding the above, the Practice may require certain
Professionals to pay certain expenses incurred for them specifically. Nothing in
this Section shall create personal liability on the part of the Practice's
Shareholders.

      1.39 TERM. The term "Term" shall mean the initial and any renewal periods
of duration of this Professional Business Management Agreement as described in
Section 6.1.

                                   ARTICLE II

                  APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER

      2.1 APPOINTMENT. The Practice hereby appoints Professional Business
Manager as its sole and exclusive agent for the management and administration of
the business functions and business affairs of the Office, and Professional
Business Manager hereby accepts such

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appointment, subject at all times to the provisions of this Professional
Business Management Agreement.

      2.2 AUTHORITY. Consistent with the provisions of this Professional
Business Management Agreement, Professional Business Manager shall have the
responsibility and commensurate authority to provide Management Services for the
Practice. The Practice shall give Professional Business Manager thirty (30)
days' prior notice of the Practice's intent to execute any agreement creating a
binding legal obligation on the Practice. The Parties acknowledge and agree that
the Practice, through its Professionals, shall be responsible for and shall have
complete authority, responsibility, supervision, and control over the provision
of all Professional Eye Care Services and other professional health care
services performed for patients, and that all diagnoses, treatments, procedures,
and other professional health care services shall be provided and performed
exclusively by or under the supervision of Professionals as such Professionals,
in their sole discretion, deem appropriate. Professional Business Manager shall
have and exercise absolutely no control, influence, authority or supervision
over the provision of Professional Eye Care Services.

      2.3 PATIENT REFERRALS. Professional Business Manager and the Practice
agree that the benefits to the Practice hereunder do not require, are not
payment for, and are not in any way contingent upon the referral, admission, or
any other arrangement for the provision of any item or service offered by
Professional Business Manager to patients of the Practice in any facility,
laboratory, center, or health care operation controlled, managed, or operated by
Professional Business Manager.

      2.4 INTERNAL DECISIONS OF THE PRACTICE. Matters involving the Practice's
allocation of professional income among its Shareholders and the Professional
employees of the Practice, tax planning, and pension and investment planning
shall remain the responsibility of the Practice and the Shareholders of the
Practice. The Professional Business Manager may not and shall not directly or
indirectly control or attempt to control, dictate or influence, directly or
indirectly, the professional judgment, including, but not limited to, the level
or type of care or services rendered, the manner of practice, or the practice of
the Practice or any Professional employed by the Practice.

      2.5 PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY. The Parties acknowledge that Professional
Business Manager is not authorized or qualified to engage in any activity that
may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of optometry. To the
extent any act or service herein required to be performed by Professional
Business Manager should be construed by a court of competent jurisdiction or by
the Board of Optometry to constitute the practice of optometry, the requirement
to perform that act or service by Professional Business Manager shall be deemed
waived and unenforceable. Although Professional Retail Business Manager shall
provide Non-Professional Personnel to the Practice and Professional Retail
Business Manager and Retail Business Manager shall manage the administrative
aspects of their employment, all Non-Professional Personnel shall be subject to
the direction, supervision, and control of the

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Practice and its Professionals in the performance of any and all Clinical Duties
and in the performance of Clinical Duties shall not be subject to any direction
or control by, or liability to, Professional Business Manager and Retail
Business Manager in the performance of said duties. Professional Business
Manager may not and shall not control or attempt to control, directly or
indirectly, the professional judgment, the manner of practice, or the practice
of the Practice or any Professional employed by the Practice. In this regard,
Professional Business Manager shall not attempt to dictate, influence, or
control the scope, level, or type of Professional Eye Care Services provided to
patients of the Office, the frequency of patient contacts at the Office, the
discipline of any Professionals who are Practice Employees, the fees charged for
professional services provided to patients of the Office (except to the extent
necessary to establish the Budget or negotiate managed care contracts), or any
other matter that impinges on the professional judgment of the Practice or any
Professional employed by the Practice.

      2.6 FORMATION AND OPERATION OF THE PRACTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL. The Parties
hereby establish a Practice Advisory Council which shall be responsible for
advising Professional Business Manager and the Practice with respect to
developing the Office and implementing management and administrative policies
for the overall operation of the Office and for providing dispute resolution on
certain matters. The Practice Advisory Counsel shall consist of six (6) members.
Professional Business Manager shall designate, in its sole discretion, two (2)
members of the Practice Advisory council or may have one (1) member with two (2)
votes. The Practice shall designate, in its sole discretion, two (2) members of
the Practice Advisory Council or may have one (1) member with two (2) votes.
Retail Business Manager shall designate, in its sole discretion, two (2) members
of the Practice Advisory Council or may have one member with two (2) votes. The
Practice Advisory Council members selected by the Practice shall be full-time
Professional employees of the Practice. Each Party's representatives to the
Practice Advisory Council shall have the authority to make decisions on behalf
of the respective Party. Except as may otherwise be provided, the act of a
majority of the members of the Practice Advisory Council shall be the act of the
Practice Advisory Council, provided that (i) the affirmative vote of the
Practice member(s) shall be required on all votes of the Practice Advisory
Council; (ii) the affirmative vote of the Professional Business Manager shall be
required on all matters relating to the Office; and (iii) the affirmative vote
of the Retail Business Manager shall be required on all matters relating to
Optical Services or the Dispensary. The decisions, resolutions, actions, or
recommendations of the Practice Advisory Council shall be implemented by
Professional Business Manager, Retail Business Manager or the Practice, as
appropriate.

      2.7 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRACTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL. The
Practice Advisory Council shall review, evaluate, make recommendations, and
where specifically authorized herein and permitted by law, make decisions with
respect to the following matters:

            (a) FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSION. Any renovation and
expansion plans and capital equipment expenditures with respect to the
Practice's facilities shall be

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reviewed by the Practice Advisory Council which shall make recommendations to
the Practice with respect to proposed changes therein. Such renovation and
expansion plans and capital equipment expenditures shall be based upon economic
feasibility, optometry support, productivity and then current market conditions.

            (b) MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS. The Practice Advisory Council
shall review and make recommendations to the Practice with respect to all
marketing and public relations services and programs promoting the Practice's
Professional Eye Care Services, Optical Services and ancillary services.

            (c) PATIENT FEES, COLLECTION POLICIES. The Practice Advisory Council
shall review and make recommendations to the Practice concerning the fee
schedule and collection policies for all Professional Eye Care Services, Optical
Services and ancillary services rendered by the Practice.

            (d) ANCILLARY SERVICES. The Practice Advisory Council must approve
any new non-professional ancillary services to be rendered by the Practice
including Optical Services, and the pricing, continuation of, access to, and
quality of such services.

            (e) PROVIDER AND PAYOR RELATIONSHIPS. The Practice Advisory Council
shall review and make recommendations to the Practice regarding the
establishment or maintenance of relationships between the Practice and
institutional health care providers and third-party payors, and the Practice
shall review and approve all agreements, with institutional health care
providers and third party payors. The Practice Advisory Council shall also make
recommendations to the Practice concerning discounted fee schedules, including
capitated fee arrangements of which the Practice shall be a party, and the
Practice shall review and approve all such capitated fee arrangements.

            (f) STRATEGIC PLANNING. The Practice Advisory Council may make
recommendations to the Practice concerning development of long-term strategic
planning objectives for the Practice.

            (g) CAPITAL EXPENDITURES. The Practice Advisory Council shall make
recommendations to the Practice concerning the priority of major capital
expenditures and shall review and approve any commitment to make any capital
expenditures relating to the Office or the Dispensary, involving amounts in
excess of $15,000 individually, or $50,000 in the aggregate, in any one fiscal
year, which amounts may be increased from time-to-time by agreement of the
Parties.

            (h) FEE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. At the request of Professional Business
Manager or the Practice, the Practice Advisory Council shall make
recommendations to Professional Business Manager with respect to any dispute
concerning a set off or reduction in Management Fees.

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            (i) GRIEVANCES REFERRALS. The Practice Advisory Council shall
consider and make recommendations to Professional Business Manager and the
Practice regarding grievances pertaining to matters not specifically addressed
in this Professional Business Management Agreement as referred to it by
Professional Business Manager or the Practice's Board of Directors.

            (j) TERMINATION OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER'S PERSONNEL. The
Practice Advisory Council shall review and approve any decision by the
Professional Business Manager to terminate any of Professional Business
Manager's personnel primarily located at the Office who occupy office manager or
high level positions.

            (k) APPROVAL OF NEW OFFICES OR DISPENSARY. The Practice Advisory
Council shall approve any move of any current Office or Dispensary location or
the expansion to an additional Practice location. Additionally, the Practice
Advisory Council shall approve the establishment of any optical business of the
Practice and the move or expansion of any such business.

Except in those specific instances set forth above in which the Practice
Advisory Council has been granted the authority to make decisions binding upon
the Professional Business Manager and the Practice, it is acknowledged and
agreed that recommendations of the Practice Advisory Council are intended for
the advice and guidance of Professional Business Manager and the Practice and
that the Practice Advisory Council does not have the power to bind Professional
Business Manager or the Practice. Where discretion with respect to any matter is
vested in Professional Business Manager or the Practice under the terms of this
Agreement, Professional Business Manager or the Practice, as the case may be,
shall have ultimate responsibility for the exercise of such discretion,
notwithstanding any recommendations of the Practice Advisory Council.
Professional Business Manager and the Practice shall, however, take such
recommendations of the Practice Advisory Council into account in good faith in
the exercise of such discretion.

      2.8 PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE DECISIONS. Notwithstanding anything herein to
the contrary, all decisions required by applicable law to be made solely by
health care professionals will be made solely by the appropriate Professionals.
The Practice shall have ultimate and exclusive authority concerning issues
related to:

            (a) Types, levels, and scope of Professional Eye Care Services to be
provided (provided, however, that the Practice Advisory Council shall have the
authority set forth in Section 2.7(d),with respect to non-professional ancillary
services);

            (b) Recruitment of Professionals to the Practice, including the
specific qualifications and specialties of recruited Professionals;

            (c) Any optometric related functions;

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            (d) Fee schedules;

            (e) Frequency and/or volume of patient encounters;

            (f) The discipline of any Professionals or Non-Professional
Personnel who are employed by, retained by, or otherwise affiliated with the
Practice with respect to the performance of Professional Eye Care Services or
Clinical Duties, as applicable; and

            (g) Any other decisions required by applicable law to be made solely
by Professionals and not by non-Professionals.

      2.9 MEETINGS OF THE PRACTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL. The Practice Advisory
Council shall meet on a regular basis as mutually agreed by the Parties. A
special meeting of the Practice Advisory Council may be called by Professional
Business Manager, Retail Business Manager or the Practice upon two (2) weeks'
notice, except in the event of an emergency, in which case a special meeting may
be called by Professional Business Manager, Retail Business Manager or the
Practice upon three (3) business days' notice. Meetings may be held
telephonically or by any other means agreeable to the Parties.

                                   ARTICLE III

              OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BUSINESS MANAGER

      3.1 MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Professional Business Manager shall provide all
Management Services as are necessary and appropriate for the day-to-day
administration of the business aspects of the Office's operations, pursuant to
the terms of this Professional Business Management Agreement. Professional
Business Manager shall operate in a reasonable and customary manner with due
consideration to the Practice's past business practices and shall operate in
accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which are necessary
and material to the Professional Business Manager's performance of the
Management Services. Professional Business Manager will provide in good faith
and with due diligence its services consistent with management services
generally provided in operations of an optometric practice similar in size, type
and operations in the Commonwealth. All costs and expenses related to
Professional Business Manager's duties contained in this Article III shall be
Office Expenses unless limited or excluded as an Office Expense pursuant to the
terms of this Professional Business Management Agreement. Professional Business
Manager hereby consents and agrees to provide all Management Services to all
Office facilities and locations; provided, however, that during the Term of this
Professional Business Management Agreement and except for its obligations
pursuant to this Professional Business Management Agreement, the Practice shall
not establish operate, or provide Professional Eye Care Services at any new
Office facility or location without the consent and approval of the Practice
Advisory Council; and provided further that during the Term of this Agreement
the Practice shall not engage any individual or entity other than Professional
Business Manager to provide

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Management Services to the Practice without the consent and approval of the
Practice Advisory Council.

      3.2 OFFICE, FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT.

            (a) Professional Business Manager shall procure for or on behalf of
the Practice one or more Offices that are deemed by the Parties to be
reasonable, necessary and appropriate, and the expense associated therewith
shall be an Office Expense. Professional Business Manager shall consult with the
Practice regarding the condition, use and needs of Office facilities, offices
and improvements. The Practice shall pay when due all rents and expenses of the
Office, including without limitation expenses for leasehold or facility
improvements. Such rents and expenses shall be Office Expenses.

            (b) To the extent required to provide Office space to the Practice,
Professional Business Manager shall negotiate and administer all leases of and
agreements for Office facilities or locations on behalf of the Practice,
provided, however, that Professional Business Manager shall consult with the
Practice on all professional or clinical matters relating thereto and that the
Practice, in its sole discretion, may reject or otherwise refuse to enter into
any lease negotiated by Professional Business Manager.

            (c) Professional Business Manager shall provide all non-health care
equipment, fixtures, office supplies, furniture and furnishings as are
reasonable and approved in the Budget for the operation of the Office and the
provision of Professional Eye Care Services. If the Practice wishes to choose
additional equipment, which the Professional Business Manager determines not to
acquire or lease, the Practice may acquire or lease such equipment, and the
expense related thereto shall be deemed a Practice Expense.

            (d) Professional Business Manager shall provide, finance, or cause
to be provided or financed health care related equipment as reasonably required
by the Practice. The Practice shall have final authority in all health care
equipment selections; provided, however, that if the Practice chooses to acquire
health care equipment which is not in the Budget and which Professional Business
Manager reasonably chooses not to acquire, expenses related thereto shall be
treated as a Practice Expense and such equipment shall be owned by the Practice;
provided further that following such acquisition or lease by the Practice, if
the Practice Advisory Council determines after a period of six months of use
such equipment is reasonably certain to result in material profit to
Professional Business Manager (taking into account the cost or expense and
anticipated revenues associated with such equipment), then Professional Business
Manager shall acquire such equipment from the Practice by either (at
Professional Business Manager's option), paying cash or by assuming the
liability associated with such equipment, or if such equipment is then being
leased by the Practice, by assuming such lease. In the event of such an
acquisition by Professional Business Manager, it shall reimburse the Practice
for previous expenses applied thereto. Except for equipment which Professional
Business Manager elects not to acquire or lease which are acquired or leased by

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the Practice pursuant to Section 3.2(a), (b), (c)) or (d), all health care and
non-health care equipment, other than Professional-owned automobiles, acquired
for the use of the Practice shall be owned by Professional Business Manager and
the depreciation and related capital charge shall be Professional Business
Manager Expense. Professional Business Manager may make recommendations to the
Practice on the relationship between its health care equipment decisions and the
overall administrative and financial operations of the Practice.

            (e) Professional Business Manager shall be responsible for the
repair and maintenance of the Office, consistent with the Practice's
responsibilities under the terms of any lease or other use arrangement, and for
the prompt repair, maintenance, and replacement of all equipment other than such
repairs, maintenance and replacement necessitated by the gross negligence or
willful misconduct of the Practice, its Professionals or other personnel
employed by the Practice, the repair or replacement of which shall be a Practice
Expense and not an Office Expense. Replacement equipment shall be acquired where
Professional Business Manager in good faith determines, in consultation with the
Practice, that such replacement is necessary or where the Budget has made
allowances for such replacement.

      3.3 HEALTH CARE SUPPLIES. Professional Business Manager shall order,
procure, purchase and provide on behalf of and as agent for the Practice all
reasonable health care supplies unless otherwise prohibited by federal and/or
state law. Furthermore, Professional Business Manager shall ensure that the
Office is at all times adequately stocked with the health care supplies that are
necessary and appropriate for the operation of the Office and required for the
provision of Professional Eye Care Services. The ultimate oversight, supervision
and ownership for all health care supplies is and shall remain the sole
responsibility of the Practice and all costs and expenses relating to such
supplies shall be an Office Expense. As used in this provision, the term "health
care supplies" shall mean all drugs, pharmaceuticals, products, substances,
items or devices whose purchase, possession, maintenance, administration,
prescription or security requires the authorization or order of a license health
care provider or requires a permit, registration, certification or other
governmental authorization held by a licensed health care provider as specified
under any federal and/or state law.

      3.4 SUPPORT SERVICES. Professional Business Manager shall provide or
arrange for all printing, stationery, forms, postage, duplication or
photocopying services, and other support services as are reasonably necessary
and appropriate for the operation of the Office and the provision of
Professional Eye Care Services therein.

      3.5 QUALITY ASSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT, AND UTILIZATION REVIEW.
Professional Business Manager shall assist the Practice in the Practice's
establishment and implementation of procedures to ensure the consistency,
quality, appropriateness, and necessity of Professional Eye Care Services
provided by the Practice, and shall provide, administrative support for the
Practice's overall quality assurance, risk management, and utilization review
programs. Professional Business Manager shall perform these tasks in a manner to
ensure the

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confidentiality and non-discoverability of these program actions to the fullest
extent allowable under state and federal law.

      3.6 LICENSES AND PERMITS. Professional Business Manager shall, on behalf
of and in the name of the Practice, coordinate all development and planning
processes, and apply for and use reasonable efforts to obtain and maintain all
federal, state and local licenses and regulatory permits required for or in
connection with the operation of the Office and the equipment (existing and
future) located at the Office, other than those relating to the practice of
optometry or the administration of drugs by Professionals retained by or
associated with the Practice. The expenses and costs associated with obtaining
and maintaining permits with respect to the Office shall be deemed Office
Expenses.

      3.7 PERSONNEL.

            (a) SELECTION AND RETENTION OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER'S
PERSONNEL. Except as specifically provided in Section 4.3 of this Professional
Business Management Agreement, Professional Business Manager shall, in
consultation with the Practice, employ or otherwise retain and shall be
responsible for selecting, hiring, training, supervising, and terminating, all
management, administrative, technical, clerical, secretarial, bookkeeping,
accounting, payroll, billing and collection and other personnel (excluding
Professionals) as Professional Business Manager deems reasonably necessary and
appropriate for the operation of the Office and for Professional Business
Manager's performance of its duties and obligations under this Professional
Business Management Agreement. Consistent with reasonably prudent personnel
management policies, Professional Business Manager shall seek and consider the
advice, input, and requests of the Practice in regard to personnel matters.
Professional Business Manager shall have sole responsibility for determining the
salaries and providing fringe benefits, and for withholding, as required by law,
any sums for income tax, unemployment insurance, social security, or any other
withholding required by applicable law or governmental requirement. Professional
Business Manager reserves the right to change the number, composition or
employment terms of such personnel in the future at Professional Business
Manager's discretion, provided, however, that the termination of any of
Professional Business Manager's personnel who occupy office manager or high
level positions, and are primarily located at the Office must receive the
approval of the Practice Advisory Council. Professional Business Manager and the
Practice recognize and acknowledge that Professional Business Manager and
personnel retained by Professional Business Manager may from time-to-time
perform services for persons other than the Practice. This Professional Business
Management Agreement shall not be construed to prevent or prohibit Professional
Business Manager from performing such services for others or restrict
Professional Business Manager from using its personnel to provide services to
others. Professional Business Manager hereby disclaims any liability relating to
the effect of its employees on the qualification of the Practice's retirement
plans under the Internal Revenue Code, and all liabilities for such
classification shall be solely the responsibility of the Practice.

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            (b) TERMINATION OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER'S PERSONNEL. If the
Practice is dissatisfied with the services of any employee of Professional
Business Manager or any personnel under Professional Business Manager's
direction, supervision, and control, the Practice shall consult with
Professional Business Manager. Professional Business Manager shall in good faith
determine whether the performance of that employee could be brought to
acceptable levels through counsel and assistance, or whether such employee
should be relocated or terminated. All of Professional Business Manager's
determinations regarding Professional Business Manager's personnel shall be
governed by the overriding principle and goal of providing high quality
optometric and/or therapeutic optometric support services. Employee assignments
shall be made to assure consistent and continued rendering of high quality
optometric and/or therapeutic optometric support services. The Professional
Business Manager shall maintain established working relationships wherever
possible, and Professional Business Manager shall make every effort consistent
with sound business practices to honor the specific requests of the Practice
with regard to the assignment of employees. Notwithstanding that which is
contained in this Section 3.7(b), the Practice shall have the right and
obligation to determine the direction, supervision, and control of any personnel
while said personnel are involved in the performance of Clinical Duties,
including prohibiting said personnel from being involved in the performance of
Clinical Duties.

      3.8 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS. Professional Business Manager shall evaluate,
assist in negotiations and administer on behalf of the Practice contracts that
do not relate to the provision of Professional Eye Care Services as set forth in
this Professional Business Management Agreement and/or as approved in the
Budget. To the extent permitted by law, Professional Business Manager shall
evaluate, assist in negotiations, administer and execute on the Practice's
behalf, all contractual arrangements with third parties as are reasonably
necessary and appropriate for the Practice's provision of Professional Eye Care
Services, including, without limitation, negotiated price agreements with
third-party payors, alternative delivery systems, or other purchasers of group
health care services. The Professional Business Manager shall review and make
recommendations to the Practice regarding the establishment or maintenance of
relationships between the Practice and institutional health care providers and
third-party payors, and the Practice shall review and approve all agreements
with institutional health care providers and third-party payors. The
Professional Business Manager shall also make recommendations to the Practice
concerning discounted fee schedules, including capitated fee arrangements of
which the Practice shall be a party, and the Practice shall review and approve
all such capitated fee arrangements. The Practice shall have the final authority
with regard to the entry into all such contractual arrangements relating to the
provision of Professional Eye Care Services.

      3.9 BILLING AND COLLECTION. As an agent on behalf of and for the account
of the Practice, Professional Business Manager shall establish and maintain
credit and billing and collection services, policies and procedures, and shall
use reasonable efforts to timely bill and collect all fees for all billable
Professional Eye Care Services provided by the Practice, the Professionals or
other personnel employed or otherwise retained by the Practice, provided that

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Professional Business Manager shall perform these billing and collection
services only to the extent that said services are not provided to, or arranged
for, the Practice by Retail Business Manager. In connection with the billing and
collection services to be provided hereunder, and throughout the Term (and
thereafter as provided in Section 6.3), the Practice hereby grants to
Professional Business Manager an exclusive special power of attorney and
appoints Professional Business Manager as the Practice's exclusive true and
lawful agent and attorney-in-fact (which shall be deemed revoked in the event of
termination for cause by the Practice), and Professional Business Manager hereby
accepts such special power of attorney and appointment, for the following
purposes:

            (a) To bill the Practice's patients, in the Practice's name using
the Practice's tax identification number and on the Practice's behalf, for all
billable Professional Eye Care Services provided by the Practice to patients.

            (b) To bill, in the Practice's name using the Practice's tax
identification number and on the Practice's behalf, all claims for reimbursement
or indemnification from health maintenance organizations, self-insured
employers, insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and all other third party
payors or fiscal intermediaries for all covered billable Professional Eye Care
Services provided by the Practice to patients.

            (c) To collect and receive, in the Practice's name and on the
Practice's behalf, all accounts receivable generated by such billings and claims
for reimbursement, to administer such accounts including, but not limited to,
extending the time of payment of any such accounts; suing, assigning or selling
at a discount such accounts to collection agencies; or taking other measures to
require the payment of any such accounts; provided, however, that the Practice
shall review and approve (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld) any
decision by Professional Business Manager to undertake extraordinary collection
measures, such as filing lawsuits, discharging or releasing obligors, or
assigning or selling accounts at a discount to collection agencies. Professional
Business Manager shall act in a professional manner and in compliance with all
federal and state fair debt collection practices laws in rendering billing and
collection services.

            (d) To deposit all amounts collected on behalf of the Practice into
the Professional Practice Account which shall be and at all times remain in the
Practice's name. The Practice covenants to transfer and deliver to the
Professional Practice Account all funds received by the Practice from patients
or third-party payors for billable Professional Eye Care Services and Optical
Services. Upon receipt by Professional Business Manager of any funds from
patients or third-party payors or from the Practice pursuant hereto for billable
Professional Eye Care Services and Optical Services, Professional Business
Manager shall immediately deposit the same into the Account. Professional
Business Manager shall administer, be responsible for, and be obligated to pay
for all Office Expenses; provided, however, that Professional Business Manager
shall only be liable for Office Expenses to the extent of funds in the
Professional Practice Account. Professional Business Manager shall

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disburse funds from the Professional Practice Account to creditors and other
persons on behalf of the Practice, maintaining records of such receipt and
disbursement of funds.

            (e) To take possession of, endorse in the name of the Practice, and
deposit into the Professional Practice Account any notes, checks, money orders,
insurance payments, and any other instruments received in payment of accounts
receivable of the Practice.

            (f) To sign checks on behalf of the Practice, and to make
withdrawals from the Professional Practice Account for payments specified in
this Professional Business Management Agreement. Upon request of Retail Business
Manager, the Practice shall execute and deliver to the financial institution
wherein the Professional Practice Account is maintained, such additional
documents or instruments as may be necessary to evidence or effect the special
power of attorney granted to Professional Business Manager by the Practice
pursuant to this Section 3.9. The special power of attorney granted herein shall
be coupled with an interest and shall be irrevocable except with Professional
Business Manager's written consent. The irrevocable power of attorney shall
expire when this Professional Business Management Agreement has been terminated,
all accounts receivable payable to Professional Business Manager pursuant to
this Professional Business Management Agreement have been collected, and all
Management Fees due to Professional Business Manager have been paid. If
Professional Business Manager assigns this Professional Business Management
Agreement in accordance with its terms, the Practice shall execute a power of
attorney in favor of the assignee in a form acceptable to Professional Business
Manager.

      3.10 MAINTENANCE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ACCOUNT.

            (a) POWER OF ATTORNEY. Professional Business Manager shall have
access to the Professional Practice Account solely for the purposes stated
herein. In connection herewith and throughout the term of this Professional
Business Management Agreement, the Practice hereby grants to Professional
Business Manager an exclusive special power of attorney for the purposes stated
herein and appoints Professional Business Manager as the Practice's exclusive,
true, and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact, and Professional Business Manager
hereby accepts such special power of attorney and appointment, to deposit into
the Professional Practice Account all funds, fees, and revenues received from
Retail Business Manager pursuant to its obligations under the Retail Business
Management Agreement and/or collection by Professional Business Manager for
Professional Eye Care Services rendered to patients of the Office, and for all
other professional and Office services and to make withdrawals from the
Professional Practice Account for payments specified in this Professional
Business Management Agreement and as requested from time-to-time by the
Practice. Notwithstanding the exclusive special power of attorney granted to
Professional Business Manager hereunder, the Practice may, upon reasonable
advance notice to Professional Business Manager, draw checks on the Account;
provided, however, that the Practice shall neither draw checks on the
Professional Practice Account nor request Professional Business Manager to do so
if the balance remaining in the Professional Practice Account after such

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withdrawal would be insufficient to enable Professional Business Manager to pay
on behalf of the Practice any Office Expense attributable to the operations of
the Office or to the provision of Professional Eye Care Services and/or any
other obligations of the Practice. Limits on authority to sign checks and
purchase orders shall be mutually agreed upon by Professional Business Manager
and the Practice.

            (b) PAYMENTS FROM THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ACCOUNT. From the funds
collected and deposited by the Professional Business Manager in the Professional
Practice Account, the Professional Business Manager shall pay in the following
order of priority and in accordance with applicable requirements under law or
contract:

                  (i) any refunds owed to patients by the Practice;

                  (ii) any unpaid or past due compensation owed to the
Professional Business Manager pursuant to Section 5.1 hereof,

                  (iii) all Office Expenses;

                  (iv) Practice Expenses;

                  (v) Shareholder Expenses up to an amount equal to One Hundred
Thirty Nine Thousand And No/100 Dollars ($139,000.00) on an annualized basis,
multiplied in the case of years ending after December 31, 1998 by the Inflation
Adjustment;

                  (vi) the current Base Management Fee compensation owed to the
Professional Business Manager pursuant to Section 5.1 hereof, and

                  (vii) all remaining Shareholder Expenses.

            (c) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS. Upon request of Professional Business
Manager, the Practice shall execute and deliver to the financial institution
wherein the Professional Practice Account is maintained, such additional
documents or instruments as may be necessary to evidence or effect the special
power of attorney granted to Professional Business Manager by the Practice
pursuant to this Section 3.9. The special power of attorney granted herein shall
be coupled with an interest and shall be irrevocable except with Professional
Business Manager's written consent. The irrevocable power of attorney shall
expire when this Professional Business Management Agreement has been terminated,
all accounts receivable payable to Retail Business Manager pursuant to this
Retail Business Management Agreement have been collected, and all Management
Fees due to Retail Business Manager have been paid. If Professional Business
Manager assigns this Professional Business Management Agreement in accordance
with its terms, the Practice shall execute a power of attorney in favor of the
assignee in a form acceptable to Professional Business Manager. Professional
Business Manager shall not make any withdrawal from the Professional Business
Manager.

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Professional Business Manager shall not make any withdrawal from the
Professional Practice's unless expressly authorized in this Professional
Business Management Agreement.

            (d) PAYROLL ACCOUNT. A Practice payroll account in the name of the
Practice shall be established on behalf of the Practice for payroll to
non-shareholder Professionals of the Practice. Funds for this account shall be
received as Practice Expenses. The Practice, as employer of said non-shareholder
Professionals, and Professional Business Manager, as agent and attorney of the
Practice shall each have signing capacity to access the account for payroll.

      3.11 FISCAL MATTERS.

            (a) ANNUAL BUDGET. The initial Annual Budget shall be agreed upon by
the parties before the execution of this Professional Business Management
Agreement. Thereafter, annually and at least thirty (30) days prior to the
commencement of each fiscal year of the Practice, the Professional Business
Manager, in consultation with the Practice, shall prepare and deliver to the
Practice a proposed Budget, setting forth an estimate of the Practice's revenues
and expenses for the upcoming fiscal year. The Practice shall review the
proposed Budget and either approve the proposed Budget or request any changes
within twenty-one (21) days after receiving the proposed Budget. Disputes
concerning the Budget shall, at the request of either party hereto, be submitted
to the Practice Advisory Council. In the event the Parties are unable to agree
on a Budget by the beginning of the fiscal year, until an agreement is reached,
the Budget for the prior year shall be deemed to be adopted as the Budget for
the current year, with each line item in the Budget (with the exception of the
Management Fee which shall be established pursuant to the terms of this
Professional Business Management Agreement) increased or decreased by one of the
following, whichever is most appropriate relative to the particular item of
income or expense, (i)the percentage by which the Adjusted Gross Revenue in the
current year, excluding any damages paid by any Professional to the Practice
under any Restrictive covenant or otherwise, has increased or decreased compared
to the corresponding period of the prior year; (ii) the increase or decrease
from the prior year in the Consumer Price Index - Health/Medical Services for
the relevant region; and (iii) the proportionate increase or decrease in
mutually agreed upon personnel costs as measured by the increase or decrease in
full-time-equivalent personnel. The Practice Advisory Council may revise or
modify the Budget from time to time during the applicable fiscal year to reflect
changing circumstances affecting the Practice. Additionally, notwithstanding the
above, no change in an adopted Budget shall be contrary to the terms and spirit
of this Professional Business Management Agreement nor shall it have any effect
on the Management Fee expressly agreed to herein, unless approved in advance in
writing by the Parties hereto.

            (b) OBLIGATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER. Professional
Business Manager shall use commercially reasonable efforts to manage and
administer the operations of the Office as herein provided so that the actual
revenues, costs and expenses of the operation and maintenance of the Office
during any applicable period of the Practice's fiscal year shall be consistent
with the Budget.

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            (c) ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL RECORDS. Professional Business Manager
shall establish and administer accounting procedures, controls, and systems for
the development, preparation, and safekeeping of administrative or financial
records and books of account relating to the business and financial affairs of
the Office and the provision of Professional Eye Care Services, all of which
shall be prepared and maintained in accordance with GAAP. Professional Business
Manager shall prepare and deliver to the Practice (i) within sixty (60) days of
the end of each of the first three (3) fiscal quarters in each fiscal year, and
(ii) within one hundred twenty (120) days of the end of each fiscal year, a
balance sheet and a profit and loss statement reflecting the financial status of
the Practice in regard to the provision of Professional Eye Care Services as of
the end of such period, all of which shall be prepared in accordance with GAAP
consistently applied. In addition, Professional Business Manager shall prepare
or assist in the preparation of any other financial statements or records as the
Practice may reasonably request.

            (d) SALES AND USE TAXES. Professional Business Manager and the
Practice acknowledge and agree that to the extent that any of the services to be
provided by Professional Business Manager hereunder may be subject to any state
sales and use taxes, Professional Business Manager may have a legal obligation
to collect such taxes from the Practice and to remit the same to the appropriate
tax collection authorities. The Practice agrees to have applicable state sales
and use taxes attributable to the services to be provided by Professional
Business Manager hereunder treated as an Office Expense.

      3.12 REPORTS AND RECORDS.

            (a) HEALTH CARE RECORDS. All files and records relating to the
operation of the Office, including without limitation, accounting, billing and
collection, and patient records shall at all times be and remain the property of
the Practice and shall remain under its possession, custody, and control.
Subject to the foregoing and to the extent permitted by applicable law,
Professional Business Manager shall, in consultation with the Practice,
establish, monitor, and maintain procedures and policies for the timely,
appropriate, and efficient preparation, filing, retrieval, and secure storage of
such records. Patient records shall be located at Office facilities so that they
are readily accessible for patient care. Patient records shall not be removed
from Office premises without the express written consent of the Practice, except
as specified herein. Patient records for patients not seen within the last three
years may be stored in a commercial storage facility or other location
Professional Business Manager shall designate, provided that Professional
Business Manager shall notify the Practice of the location of said records. All
such health care records shall be retained and maintained by the Practice and
the Professional Business Manager as agent for the Practice in accordance with
all applicable state and federal laws relating to the confidentiality and
retention thereof. In this regard, Professional Business Manager shall use its
best efforts to preserve the confidentiality of patient records and shall use
information contained in such records only as the agent for the Practice and for
the limited purposes necessary to perform the services set forth herein.

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      (b) OTHER REPORTS AND RECORDS. Professional Business Manager shall timely
create, prepare, and file such additional reports and records as are reasonably
necessary and appropriate for the Practice's provision of Professional Eye Care
Services, and shall be prepared to analyze and interpret such reports and
records upon the request of the Practice.

      3.13 RECRUITMENT OF THE PRACTICE'S PROFESSIONALS. Upon the Practice's
request, Professional Business Manager shall coordinate, supervise or perform
all administrative services reasonably necessary and appropriate to recruit
potential Professionals to become employees of the Practice. It will be and
remain the sole and complete responsibility of the Practice to interview,
select, contract with, supervise, control and terminate all Professionals
performing Professional Eye Care Services or other professional services.

      3.14 CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION.

            (a) Professional Business Manager agrees that it shall not disclose
any Confidential Information of the Practice to other persons without the
Practice's express written authorization, that such Confidential Information
shall not be used in any way detrimental to the Practice, and that Professional
Business Manager will keep such Confidential Information confidential and will
ensure that its affiliates and advisors who have access to such Confidential
Information comply with these nondisclosure obligations; provided, however, that
Professional Business Manager may disclose Confidential Information to those of
its Representatives who need to know Confidential Information for the purposes
of this Professional Business Management Agreement, it being understood and
agreed by Professional Business Manager that such Representatives will be
informed of the confidential nature of the Confidential Information, will agree
to be bound by this Section, and will be directed by Professional Business
Manager not to disclose to any other person any Confidential Information.

            (b) Notwithstanding clause (a) above, Professional Business Manager
may share, subject to the restrictions of this Section, with other professional
corporations, associations, ophthalmology and optometry practices, or health
care delivery entities the practice statistics of the Practice, including
utilization review data, quality assurance data, cost data, outcomes data, or
other practice data. The Practice statistics and confidential information may be
disclosed within the Practice, to managed care providers or other third party
payors for the purpose of obtaining or maintaining third party payor contracts
or reimbursements, or to financial analysts and underwriters; provided that any
disclosure outside the Practice for any purpose not related to managed care
contracting shall not identify any Professional by name without the Practice's
consent and will not disclose or divulge patient identifying information.

      3.15 PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER'S INSURANCE. Throughout the Term,
Professional Business Manager shall, as an Office Expense, obtain and maintain
with commercial carriers, through self-insurance or some combination thereof,
appropriate workers' compensation

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coverage for Professional Business Manager's employed personnel provided
pursuant to this Professional Business Management Agreement, and professional,
casualty and comprehensive general liability insurance covering Professional
Business Manager, Professional Business Manager's personnel, and all of
Professional Business Manager's equipment in such amounts, on such basis and
upon such terms and conditions as Professional Business Manager deems
appropriate but which insurance is consistent with the insurance which is
maintained by the Practice pursuant to Section 4.5 of this Professional Business
Management Agreement. Professional Business Manager shall cause the Practice to
be named as an additional insured on Professional Business Manager's
professional, casualty and comprehensive general liability policy. Upon the
request of the Practice, Professional Business Manager shall provide the
Practice with a certificate evidencing such insurance coverage. Professional
Business Manager, in agreement with the Practice, may also carry, as an Office
expense, key person life and disability insurance on any Shareholder or
Professional employee of the Practice in amounts determined reasonable and
sufficient by the Professional Business Manager. Professional Business Manager
shall be the owner and beneficiary of any such insurance, although the Parties
hereby agree that the proceeds of any such insurance shall be paid to the
Account as Adjusted Gross Revenues unless the Parties agree to a specific split
of the proceeds. Should only the Practice choose to obtain key person fife and
disability insurance, the Practice shall pay all premiums as a Practice Expense
and shall receive all proceeds. Further, if only the Professional Business
Manager chooses to obtain such insurance, Professional Business Manager shall
pay all premiums as a Professional Business Manager Expense and shall receive
the proceeds. The Practice shall cause its Professionals to submit to a medical
examination necessary to obtain such insurance.

      3.16 NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATIONS. The Practice acknowledges that
Professional Business Manager has not made and will not make any express or
implied warranties or representations that the Management Services provided by
Professional Business Manager will result in any particular amount or level of
income to the Practice. Specifically, Professional Business Manager has not
represented that its Management Services will result in higher revenues, lower
expenses, greater profits, or growth in the number of patients treated by the
Practice's Professionals.

      3.17 MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS. Professional Business Manager
acknowledges that the Practice desires a public relations program to enhance its
optometric and/or therapeutic optometric practice and to extend the Office's
ability to provide Professional Eye Care Services to patients. Subject to the
Practice's approval, Professional Business Manager shall design and implement an
appropriate public relations program on behalf of the Practice, with appropriate
emphasis on public awareness of the availability of Professional Eye Care
Services at the Office. The public relations program shall be conducted in
compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing advertising by the
optometrical and optometric professions.

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      3.18 PURCHASE OF THE OFFICE ASSETS. Contemporaneous with the execution of
this Professional Business Management Agreement, Professional Business Manager
shall enter into a Bill of Sale whereby Professional Business Manager shall
purchase from the Practice substantially all of the furniture, fixtures, and
equipment used in the operation of the Office prior to execution of this
Professional Business Management Agreement.

      3.19 ACQUISITION OF SERVICES AND SUPPLIES. In obtaining services, supplies
and personnel for or on behalf of the Practice pursuant to this Professional
Business Management Agreement, Professional Business Manager shall be authorized
to obtain such services, supplies and personnel from an affiliate of
Professional Business Manager provided that the Office Expenses which are
incurred by or on behalf of the Professional Business Manager shall be
consistent with the expenses of optical dispensaries similar in size, type, and
operations in the Commonwealth.

      3.20 COORDINATION OF OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Professional
Business Manager shall, in good faith, coordinate all of its obligations and
responsibilities under this Professional Business Management Agreement with
Retail Business Manager's performance of its obligations and responsibilities
under the Retail Business Management Agreement. Any dispute, conflict or
disagreement between Professional Business Manager and Retail Business Manager
regarding their respective obligations and responsibilities shall be referred to
the Practice Advisory Council for resolution.

                                   ARTICLE IV

                OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRACTICE

      4.1 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. The Practice shall diligently conduct the
business of an optometric and/or therapeutic optometric practice, including
utilizing its capacities to the greatest extent practicable to provide
Professional Eye Care Services to patients of the Office. The Practice shall
retain that number of Professional as are reasonably necessary and appropriate
in the sole discretion of the Practice for the provision of Professional Eye
Care Services and shall determine their assignment and scheduled hours of
practice at Office locations. The Practice shall provide Professional Eye Care
Services to the Office's patients in compliance at all times with ethical, laws
and regulations applying to the optometric and/or therapeutic optometric
professions. The Practice shall ensure that each Professional associated with or
employed by the Practice to provide optometric and/or therapeutic optometric
care to the Office's patients is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The
Practice shall establish and implement a program to monitor the quality of
Professional Eye Care Services provided at the Office (the "Continuous Quality
Improvement Program"). The Continuous Quality Improvement Program shall be
designed to promote and maintain quality care consistent with accepted practices
prevailing from time to time in the area where each Office facility is situated

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      4.2 OPTOMETRIC AND THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE. The Practice shall use
and occupy the Office for the provision of Professional Eye Care Services and
shall comply with all applicable local rules, ordinances and all standards of
optometric and/or therapeutic optometric care. It is expressly acknowledged by
the parties that the optometric and/or therapeutic optometric practice or
practices conducted at the Office shall be conducted solely by Professionals
employed by or under contract with the Practice, and no other Professional shall
be permitted to use or occupy the Office without the prior written consent of
Professional Business Manager.

      4.3 EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONALS. Subject to Section 3.13 hereof, the
Practice shall be responsible for the hiring, compensation, supervision,
evaluation, and termination of all Professionals. At the request of the
Practice, Professional Business Manager shall be available to consult with the
Practice respecting such matters. The Practice shall be responsible for the
payment of such Professionals' salaries and wages, payroll taxes, benefits, and
all other taxes and charges now or hereafter applicable to them. The Practice
shall employ and contract only with licensed Professionals who meet applicable
credentialing guidelines established by the Practice. The Practice shall not in
any fiscal year contract in the aggregate with Professionals for an amount
(including the cost of associated benefits, payroll expense, and professional
liability coverage) which is greater than the amount provided for such purpose
in the Budget for such fiscal year. The Practice represents, warrants and
covenants that on or before ninety (90) days from the effective date of this
Professional Business Management Agreement it will have obtained, shall in the
future obtain, and shall enforce formal written employment agreements from each
of its present full-time (an average of thirty (30) or more hours per week)
Professionals, except for the President of the Practice, and those employed in
the future in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit 4.3A
("Employment Agreement") containing a restrictive covenant (the "Restrictive
Covenant"). The Practice further represents, warrants and covenants that the
President of the Practice has entered into an employment agreement substantially
the form attached hereto as Exhibit 4.313, (the "Presidents Employment Agreement
Commission") which agreement is currently and shall remain in force and effect
during the term of this Agreement unless terminated in accordance therewith.

      4.4 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS. As a continuing condition of Professional
Business Manager's obligations hereunder each Professional and any other
Professional personnel retained by the Practice to provide Professional Eye Care
Services must (i) have and maintain a valid and unrestricted license to practice
optometry or ophthalmology in the Commonwealth, (ii) comply with be controlled
and governed by, and provide Professional Eye Care Services in accordance with
applicable federal, state and municipal laws, rules, regulations, ordinances and
orders, and the ethics and standard of care of the optometric community wherein
the principal Office of the Practice is located, and (iii) provide on a
continual basis, quality care to its patients.

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      4.5 PRACTICE'S INSURANCE. The Practice shall, as a Practice Expense,
obtain and maintain with commercial carriers chosen by the Practice appropriate
workers' compensation coverage for the Practice's employed personnel, if any,
and professional and comprehensive general liability insurance covering the
Practice and each of the Professionals involved in the provision of Professional
Eye Care Services. The comprehensive general liability coverage with respect to
each of the Professionals shall be in the minimum amount of One Million Dollars
($1,000,000) and professional liability coverage shall be in the minimum amount
of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) for each occurrence and One Million Dollars
($1,000,000) annual aggregate. The insurance policy or policies shall provide
for at least thirty (30) days' advance written notice to the Practice from the
insurer as to any alteration of coverage, cancellation, or proposed cancellation
for any cause. Upon the termination of this Professional Business Management
Agreement for any reason, the Practice shall continue to carry professional
liability insurance in the amounts specified herein for the shorter period of
(i) the period set forth in the Commonwealth's statute of repose (or if no
statute of repose exists, the Commonwealth's statute of limitations) for
bringing professional malpractice claims based upon injuries which are not
immediately discoverable plus any applicable tolling periods, or (ii) ten (10)
years after termination; or if the Practice dissolves or ceases to practice
optometry, the Practice shall obtain and maintain as a Practice Expense "tail"
professional liability coverage, in the amounts specified in this Section for
the shorter period of (i) the period set forth in the Commonwealth's statute of
repose (or if no statute of repose exists, the Commonwealth statute of
limitations) for bringing professional malpractice claims based upon injuries
which are not immediately discoverable plus any applicable tolling periods, or
(ii) ten (10) years. The Practice shall be responsible for paying all premiums
for Shareholder "tail" insurance coverage and such coverage shall be a Practice
Expense; provided, however, that the Practice may cause its Professionals to be
responsible for paying the premiums for such "tail" insurance coverage.

      4.6 CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION. The Practice agrees that it
shall not disclose any Confidential Information of the Professional Business
Manager to other persons without Professional Business Manager's express written
authorization, such Confidential Information shall not be used in any way
detrimental to Professional Business Manager, and the Practice will keep such
Confidential Information confidential and will ensure that its affiliates and
advisors who have access to such Confidential Information comply with these
nondisclosure obligations; provided, however, that the Practice may disclose
Confidential Information to those of its Representatives who need to know
Confidential Information for the purposes of this Professional Business
Management Agreement, it being understood and agreed by the Practice that such
Representatives will be informed of the confidential nature of the Confidential
Information, will agree to be bound by this Section, and will be directed by the
Practice not to disclose to any other person any Confidential Information.

      4.7 NON-COMPETITION. The Practice hereby recognizes, acknowledges, and
avers that Professional Business Manager will incur substantial costs in
providing the equipment, support services, personnel, management,
administration, and other items and services that are

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the subject matter of this Professional Business Management Agreement and that
in the process of providing services under this Professional Business Management
Agreement, the Practice will be privy to financial and Confidential Information,
to which the Practice would not otherwise be exposed. The Parties also recognize
that the services to be provided by Professional Business Manager will be
feasible only if the Practice operates an active practice to witch the
Professionals associated with the Practice devote their full time and attention.
The Practice agrees, acknowledges, and avers that the non-competition covenants
described hereunder are necessary for the protection of Professional Business
Manager, and that Professional Business Manager would not have entered into this
Professional Business Management Agreement without the following covenants.

            (a) Except as specifically agreed to by Professional Business
Manager in writing, the Practice covenants and agrees that during the Term of
this Professional Business Management Agreement and for a period of one (1) year
from the date this Professional Business Management Agreement is terminated
other than if terminated by the Practice for cause, or expires, the Practice
shall not directly or indirectly own (excluding ownership of less than one
percent (1%) of the equity of any publicly traded entity and excluding ownership
of the common stock of Professional Business Manager), manage, operate, control,
contract with, lend funds to, lend its name to, maintain any interest whatsoever
in, or be employed by, any enterprise (i) having to do with the provision,
distribution, promotion, or advertising of any type of management or
administrative services or products to third parties in competition with
Professional Business Manager, within a 10 mile radius of any Office; and/or
(ii) offering any type of service(s) or product(s) to third parties
substantially similar to those offered by Professional Business Manager to the
Practice in Competition with Professional Business Manager within a 10 mile
radius of any Office. Notwithstanding the above restriction, nothing herein
shall prohibit (i) the Practice or any of its Shareholders from providing
management and administrative services to this or their own optometry practice
after the termination of this Professional Business Management Agreement; (ii)
the Practice or its Shareholders from contracting with a third party manager to
provide administrative or management services for its or their professional eye
care practices after termination of this Professional Business Management
Agreement; (iii) any of the Practice's Shareholders from providing management
and administrative services to their own optometry practices after the
termination of their employment relationship with the Practice, and (iv) such
Shareholders from contracting with a third-party manager to provide
administrative or management services for their professional eye care practices
after the termination of their employment relationship with the Practice.

            (b) RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS BY OPTOMETRISTS. Under the Restrictive
Covenant, the non-Shareholder Professionals shall agree not to practice
optometry and/or therapeutic optometry or provide Optical Services within a
certain radius, as set forth in Exhibit 4.7A, of the Office location at which
such non-Shareholder Professionals performed services on a regular basis for
sixteen (16) or more hours per week or one thousand (1,000) hours during the
last twelve (12) months of such Professionals' employment with the Practice. The
Restrictive Covenant shall be effective for a period of one (1) year following
termination of

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employment with the Practice and may be subject to a liquidated damages
provision as authorized hereafter. A list of non-Shareholder Professionals the
Practice has required to execute Employment Agreements as of the effective date
of this Professional Business Management Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit
4.7B.

            (c) LIQUIDATED DAMAGES. The Practice represents, warrants, and
covenants that the Restrictive Covenant described above contains a liquidated
damages provision, consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth, mandating the
payment of $25,000.00 in liquidated damages. Any liquidated damage amount
collected by the Practice through enforcement of the Restrictive Covenant shall
be delivered immediately to Professional Business Manager for deposit in the
Account and included in the Adjusted Gross Revenue. The Practice hereby
stipulates and agrees that Professional Business Manager will suffer severe harm
if the Practice fails or refuses to obtain and enforce the Restrictive Covenant,
including the aforesaid liquidated damages provision. The Practice further
stipulate and agree that the parties may be unable to quantify such severe harm,
and, accordingly, the Practice shall pay to Professional Business Manager the
amount of $25,000.00, as agreed upon stipulated damages in the event of such
failure or refusal to obtain and enforce the Restrictive Covenant. Any
liquidated damage amount collected from the Practice as a result of its failure
or refusal to enforce the Restrictive Covenant, shall be immediately paid to
Professional Business Manager, and shall not be included in the Adjusted Gross
Revenue for the Practice.

            (d) The Practice understands and acknowledges that Professional
Business Manager shall suffer severe harm in the event that the foregoing
non-competition covenants in Section 4.7 are violated, and accordingly, if the
Practice breaches any obligation of Section 4.7, in addition to any other
remedies available under this Professional Business Management Agreement, at law
or in equity, Professional Business Manager shall be entitled to enforce this
Professional Business Management Agreement by injunctive relief and by specific
performance of the Professional Business Management Agreement, such relief to be
without the necessity of posting a bond, cash or otherwise. Additionally,
nothing in this Section 4.7(d) shall limit Professional Business Manager's right
to recover any other damages to which it is entitled as a result of the
Practice's breach. The time period for which the non-competition covenant is
effective shall be extended day for day for the time period the Practice is in
violation of the non-competition covenant. If any provision of the covenants is
held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable due to an
excessive time period, geographic area, or restricted activity, the covenant
shall be reformed to comply with such time period, geographic area, or
restricted activity that would be held enforceable. Following termination of
this Professional Business Management Agreement pursuant to Section 6.2(b)
hereof, the Practice shall not amend, alter or otherwise change any term or
provision of the Restrictive Covenants or liquidated damages provisions of the
Employment Agreements or the President's Employment Agreement with the
Professionals. Following termination of this Agreement pursuant to Section
6.2(a) hereof, the Practice and the Professionals shall be relieved of the
restrictions imposed by this Section 4.7.

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      4.8 NAME, TRADEMARK. The Practice represents and warrants that on and
after sixty (60) days from the effective day of this Professional Business
Management Agreement, the Practice shall conduct its professional practice under
the name of, and only under the name of "Hour Eyes Optometrists, P. C." and that
such name is duly registered, qualified, or licensed under the laws of the
Commonwealth, and that, to the Practice's knowledge, the Practice is the sole
and absolute owner of the name in the Commonwealth. The Practice covenants and
promises that, without the prior written consent of the Professional Business
Manager, the Practice will not:

            (a) take any action that is reasonably likely to result in the loss
of registration, qualification or licensure of the name;

            (b) fail to take any reasonably necessary action that will maintain
the registration qualification, or licensure current;

            (c) license, sell, give, or otherwise transfer the name or the right
to use the name to any optometry practice, Optometrist, professional
corporation, office or any other entity; or

            (d) cease conducting the professional practice of the Practice under
the name.

      4.9 BILLING INFORMATION AND ASSIGNMENTS, ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES. The
Practice shall promptly provide the Professional Business Manager with all
billing and other information reasonably requested by the Professional Business
Manager to enable it to bill and collect the Office's fees and other charges and
reimbursement claims pursuant to Section 3.9, and the Practice shall use its
best efforts to procure consents to assignments and other approvals and
documents necessary to enable the Professional Business Manager to obtain
payment or reimbursement from third parties for such fees, other charges and
claims.

      4.10 PROVIDER AGREEMENTS. The Practice shall have ultimate authority with
regard to all contractual arrangements with third parties for the Practice's
provision of Professional Eye Care Services, and the Practice may at its sole
discretion reject or otherwise refuse to enter into any such contractual
arrangement.

      4.11 TAX MATTERS. The Practice shall prepare or arrange for the
preparation by an accountant selected by the Practice of all appropriate
corporate tax returns and reports required of the Practice including such
returns and reports required with respect to the Professional Practice Account.
All costs and expenses relating to the preparation of such returns and reports
shall be deemed a Practice Expense.

      4.12 SHAREHOLDERS' UNDERTAKING TO ENFORCE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF AGREEMENT.
The Practice shall cause to be executed by all Shareholders of the Practice an
undertaking in the

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form of Exhibit 4.12 by such Shareholders to ensure that the covenants not to
compete described in Section 4.7 of this Professional Business Management
Agreement are enforced by the Practice against any individuals violating such
covenants.

      4.13 LIMITATIONS ON ACTIONS OF THE PRACTICE. The Practice shall not take
any of the following actions without the express prior written consent of
Professional Business Manager:

            (a) Any action leading to or intended to result in the merger,
combination or consolidation of the Practice or Office with, or acquisition of
the Practice, the Office, or their businesses by, any other entity;

            (b) Mortgage or encumber any of the Practice's real, personal or
mixed property as security for any indebtedness which is not contemplated by the
Budget;

            (c) Pay any dividend or make any other distribution, whether in cash
or in kind, to Shareholders of the Practice, if any compensation owed by the
Practice to Professional Business Manager hereunder has not been paid in full,
and if any and all monetary obligations of the Practice to Professional Business
Manager have not been fully paid in accordance with the terms of any and all
documents governing such obligations;

            (d) Dissolve or liquidate the Practice, or take any action with a
view to or likely to have the result of the dissolution or liquidation of the
Practice; or

            (e) Authorize the provision of professional services such that the
income derived therefrom is not owned by the Practice; provided that no such
consent is necessary for (i) professional services performed by Professionals
during said Professionals' vacation time, or (ii) professional services
performed in connection with duties and responsibilities as a member of the
Reserves or National Guard.

      4.14 LEASES OF OFFICE. The Practice shall maintain and fulfill all of its
obligations under leases of Office facilities or locations.

                                    ARTICLE V

                         BUSINESS MANAGER'S COMPENSATION

      5.1 BASE MANAGEMENT FEE. The Practice and Professional Business Manager
agree to the compensation set forth herein as being paid to Professional
Business Manager in consideration of a substantial commitment made by
Professional Business Manager hereunder and that such fees are fair and
reasonable. Each month Professional Business Manager shall be paid that
percentage set forth in Exhibit 5.1 of Adjusted Gross Revenue.

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      5.2 ADJUSTMENTS TO MANAGEMENT FEES FOR NEW OFFICES. Notwithstanding
anything in this Professional Business Management Agreement to the contrary, in
calculating the Base Management Fee pursuant to Section 5.1 hereof, the
following provisions shall govern:

            (i) The calculation of the Base Management Fee shall not include the
revenues and expenses associated with any New Office during its first twelve
(12) months of operation (the "Initial Period") if the Net Earnings associated
with such New Office during such Initial Period is less than or equal to zero.

            (ii) In the event that Net Earnings for such New Office exceeds
zero, the Base Management Fee to be paid to Professional Business Manager with
respect to such New Office shall be equal to such Net Earnings but shall not
exceed the Base Management Fee as applied to the New Office and as calculated
pursuant to Section 5.1 of the Agreement.

      5.3 REASONABLE VALUE. Payment of the Management Fee is not intended to be
and shall not be interpreted or applied as permitting Professional Business
Manager to share in the Practice's fees for Professional Eye Care Services or
any other services, but is acknowledged as the Parties' negotiated agreement as
to the reasonable fair market value of Professional Business Manager's
commitment to pay all Office Expenses and the fair market value of the
equipment, contract analysis and support, other support services, purchasing,
personnel, management, administration, strategic management and other items and
services furnished by Professional Business Manager pursuant to the Professional
Business Management Agreement, considering the nature and volume of the services
required and the risks assumed by Professional Business Manager. The Practice
and Professional Business Manager recognize and acknowledge that Professional
Business Manager will incur substantial costs and business risks in undertaking
to pay all Office Expenses and in providing the support services, personnel,
marketing, management, administration, and other items and services that are the
subject matter of this Professional Business Management Agreement. It is the
intent of the Parties that the Management Fee reasonably compensate Professional
Business Manager for the value to the Practice of Professional Business
Manager's administrative expertise, given the considerable business risk to
Professional Business Manager in providing the Management Services that are the
subject of this Professional Business Management Agreement.

      5.4 PAYMENT OF MANAGEMENT FEE. To facilitate the payment of the Management
Fee as provided in Section 5.1 hereof, the Practice hereby expressly authorizes
Professional Business Manager to make withdrawals of the Management Fee from the
Professional Practice Account as such fee becomes due and payable during the
Term in accordance with Section 3.10(a) and after termination as provided in
Section 6.3. Professional Business Manager shall deliver to the Practice an
invoice for the Management Fee accompanied by a reasonably detailed statement of
the information upon which the Management Fee calculation is based.

      5.5 DISPUTES REGARDING FEES.

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            (a) It is the Parties' intent that any disputes regarding
performance standards of the Professional Business Manager be resolved to the
extent possible by good faith negotiation. To that end, the Parties agree that
if the Practice in good faith believes that Professional Business Manager has
failed to perform its obligations, and that as a result of such failure, the
Practice is entitled to a se-off or reduction in its Management Fees, the
Practice shall give Professional Business Manager notice of the perceived
failure and request in the notice a set-off or reduction in Management Fees.
Professional Business Manager and the Practice shall then negotiate the dispute
in good faith, and if an agreement is reached, the Parties shall implement the
resolution without further action. At the request of Professional Business
Manager or the Practice, the Practice Advisory Council shall make
recommendations to Professional Business Manager with respect to any dispute
concerning a set off or reduction in Management Fees.

            (b) If the Parties cannot reach a resolution within a reasonable
time, the Parties shall submit the dispute to mediation to be conducted in
accordance with the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Mediation
Rules.

            (c) If the mediation process fails to resolve the dispute, the
dispute shall be submitted by either Party to binding arbitration under Section
8.7.

                                   ARTICLE VI

                              TERM AND TERMINATION

      6.1 INITIAL AND RENEWAL TERM. The Term of this Professional Business
Management Agreement will be for an initial period of forty (40) years after the
effective date, and shall be automatically renewed for successive five (5) year
periods thereafter, provided that neither Professional Business Manager nor the
Practice shall have given notice of termination of this Professional Business
Management Agreement at least one hundred twenty (120) days before the end of
the initial term or any renewal term, or unless otherwise terminated as provided
in Section 6.2 of this Professional Business Management Agreement.

      6.2 TERMINATION.

            (a) TERMINATION BY THE PRACTICE. The Practice may immediately
terminate this Professional Business Management Agreement at its discretion,
upon written notice pursuant to Section 8.3, as follows:

                  (i) If Professional Business Manager becomes insolvent by
reason of its inability to pay its debts as they mature; is adjudicated bankrupt
or insolvent; files a petition in bankruptcy, reorganization or similar
proceeding under the bankruptcy laws of the United States or shall have such a
petition filed against it w1iich is not discharged within thirty (30) days; has
a receiver or other custodian, permanent or temporary, appointed for its
business,

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assets or property; makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; has
its bank accounts, property or accounts attached; has execution levied against
its business or property; or voluntarily dissolves or liquidates or has a
petition filed for corporate dissolution and such petition is not dismissed with
thirty (30) days;

                  (ii) If the Professional Business Manager fails to comply with
any material provision of this Professional Business Management Agreement and
does not correct such failure within ninety (90) days after written notice of
such failure to comply is delivered by the Practice specifying the nature of the
breach in reasonable detail; or

                  (iii) Professional Business Manager commits any act of fraud
misappropriation or embezzlement, or any other felony and as a result the
Professional Business Manager is unable to substantially perform under the terms
of this Professional Business Management Agreement.

            (b) TERMINATION BY PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER Professional
Business Manager may immediately terminate this Professional Business Management
Agreement at its discretion, upon written notice pursuant to Section 8.3, as
follows:

                  (i) The revocation, suspension, cancellation or restriction of
any Shareholders' license to practice optometry in the Commonwealth if, in the
reasonable discretion of the Professional Business Manager, the Practice will
not be financially viable after such revocation, suspension, cancellation, or
restriction.

                  (ii) If the Practice becomes insolvent by reason of its
inability to pay its debts as they mature; is adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent;
files a petition in bankruptcy, reorganization or similar proceeding under the
bankruptcy laws of the United States or shall have such a petition filed against
it which is not discharged within thirty (30) days; has a receiver or other
custodian, permanent or temporary, appointed for its business, assets or
property; makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; has its bank
accounts, property or accounts attached; has execution levied against its
business or property; or voluntarily dissolves or liquidates or has a petition
filed for corporate dissolution and such petition is not dismissed with thirty
(30) days,

                  (iii) If the Practice fails to comply with any material
provision of this Professional Business Management Agreement, or any other
agreement with Professional Business Manager, and does not correct such failure
within ninety (90) days after written notice of such failure to comply is
delivered by Professional Business Manager specifying the nature of the breach
in reasonable detail;

                  (iv) If the Practice or any of the Practice Professionals
commit any act of fraud, misappropriation or embezzlement, or any other felony
and as a result the

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Practice is unable to substantially perform under the terms of this Professional
Business Management Agreement; or

                  (v) If any of the material representations of the Practice are
false or incorrect when made or hereafter become materially false or incorrect
or any warranty of the Practice is materially breached.

            (c) TERMINATION BY AGREEMENT. In the event the Practice and
Professional Business Manager shall mutually agree in writing, this Professional
Business Management Agreement may be terminated on the date specified in such
written agreement.

            (d) LEGISLATIVE, REGULATORY OR ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE. In the event
there shall be a change in the Medicare or Medicaid statutes, federal statutes,
state statutes, case law, administrative interpretations, regulations or general
instructions, the adoption of new federal or state legislation, a change in any
third-party reimbursement system, or any finding, ruling, or decree of any
regulatory body concerning this Professional Business Management Agreement, any
of which are reasonably likely to materially and adversely affect the manner in
which either Party may perform or be compensated for its services under this
Professional Business Management Agreement or which shall make this Professional
Business Management Agreement or any related agreements unlawful or
unenforceable, or which would be reasonably likely to subject either Party to
this Professional Business Management Agreement, or any member, shareholder,
officer, director, employee, agent or affiliated organization to any civil or
criminal penalties or administrative sanctions, the Parties shall immediately
use their best efforts to enter into a new service arrangement or basis for
compensation for the services furnished pursuant to this Professional Business
Management Agreement that complies with the law, regulation, policy, finding,
ruling, or decree, or which minimizes the possibility of such penalties,
sanctions or unenforceability, and that approximates as closely as possible the
economic position of the Parties prior to the change. If the Parties are unable
to reach a new agreement within sixty (60) days, this Professional Business
Management Agreement shall be terminated upon ninety (90) days written notice by
either party to the other.

      6.3 EFFECTS OF TERMINATION.

            (a) OBLIGATION AFTER TERMINATION. Upon termination of this
Professional Business Management Agreement, as hereinabove provided, neither
Party shall have any further obligations hereunder except for

                  (i) obligations accruing prior to the date of termination,
including, without limitation, payment of the Management Fee relating to
services provided prior to the termination of this Professional Business
Management Agreement;

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                  (ii) obligations, promises, or covenants set forth herein that
are expressly made to extend beyond the Term, including, without limitation,
insurance, indemnities and non-competition provisions, which provisions shall
survive the expiration or termination of this Professional Business Management
Agreement;

                  (iii) the obligation of the Practice described in Section 6.4;
and

                  (iv) the obligation of the Practice to repay amounts advanced
by Professional Business Manager to the Practice.

            (b) RECEIPT OF COLLECTIONS AFTER TERMINATION. In effectuating the
provisions of this Section 6.3, the Practice specifically acknowledges and
agrees that if this Professional Business Management Agreement terminates
pursuant to Sections 6.1, 6.2(b) or 6.2 (d), Professional Business Manager shall
continue for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days to exclusively collect and
receive on behalf of the Practice all cash collections from accounts receivable
in existence at the time this Professional Business Management Agreement is
terminated, it being understood that

                  (i) such cash collections will represent compensation to
Professional Business Manager to the extent of all outstanding obligations to
Professional Business Manager by the Practice pursuant to this Agreement; for
Management Services already rendered;

                  (ii) Professional Business Manager shall not be entitled to
collect accounts receivable after the termination date if this Agreement is
terminated pursuant to Section 6.2(a);

                  (iii) the Professional Business Manager shall deduct from such
cash collections any other amounts owed to Professional Business Manager under
this Professional Business Management Agreement, including, without limitation,
ten percent (10%) of such cash collections as its Management Fee during any
period after the termination of this Professional Business Management Agreement
while such collections are taking place and any reasonable costs incurred by
Professional Business Manager in carrying out the post termination procedures
and transactions contemplated herein; and

                  (iv) Professional Business Manager shall remit remaining
amounts from such collection activities, if any, to the Practice.

            (c) SURRENDER OF BOOKS AFTER TERMINATION. Upon the expiration or
termination of this Professional Business Management Agreement for any reason or
cause whatsoever, Professional Business Manager shall surrender to the Practice
all books and records pertaining to the Office.

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      6.4 PURCHASE OBLIGATION. Upon expiration of this Professional Business
Management Agreement in accordance with Section 6.1 or termination of this
Professional Business Management Agreement by Professional Business Manager, as
set forth in Sections 6.2(b) or 6.2(d) above, the Practice shall upon
Professional Business Manager's demand:

            (a) to the extent requested by Professional Business Manager,
purchase from Professional Business Manager at book value all of the assets,
including inventory and supplies, listed in the Bill of Sale whereby
Professional Business Manager acquired from the Practice substantially all of
the furniture, fixtures, and equipment used in the operation of the Office prior
to execution of this Professional Business Management Agreement, including all
replacements and additions thereto made by Professional Business Manager
pursuant to the performance of its obligations under this Professional Business
Management Agreement, as adjusted in accordance with GAAP to reflect operations
of the Office, depreciation, amortization, and other adjustments through the
last day of the month most recently ended prior to the date of such termination.

            (b) Assume all contracts and leases and the Practice's pro rata
share of all debts and payables that are obligations of Professional Business
Manager and that relate principally to the performance of Professional Business
Manager's obligations under this Professional Business Management Agreement;
provided, however, that the Practice shall only be obligated to assume such
contacts and leases if the Practice will be able to enjoy the benefits of the
contracts and leases following such assumption;

            (c) Purchase from Professional Business Manager at book value all of
the assets, tangible and intangible, including inventory and supplies NOT listed
in said Bill of Sale but used in the operations of the Office, including all
replacements and additions thereto made by Professional Business Manager
pursuant to the performance of its obligations under this Professional Business
Management Agreement, and all other assets, set forth on the books of
Professional Business Manager as adjusted through the last day of the month most
recently ended prior to the date of such termination in accordance with GAAP to
reflect operations of the Office, depreciation, amortization, and other
adjustments of assets shown on the books of Professional Business Manager; and

            (d) Cause to be executed by Shareholders of the Practice such
security agreements reasonably required by Professional Business Manager in
connection with the purchase described in this Section 6.4. All current
Shareholders of the Practice shall on or before the effective date of this
Professional Business Management Agreement, and all individuals who become
Shareholders of the Practice after the effective date of commencement of this
Professional Business Management Agreement shall upon becoming a Shareholder of
the Practice, execute and deliver to Professional Business Manager an
undertaking to comply with this Section 6.4 which shall be in the form of
Exhibit 6.4.

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            6.5 CLOSING OF PURCHASE. When the Practice purchases the assets
pursuant to Section 6.4, the Practice shall pay cash or deliver a note payable
in equal monthly installments over five (5) years at an interest rate not to
exceed "prime" plus one (1%) percent ("prime" being the commercial lending rate
of NationsBank, N.A. ), per annum, for the purchased assets. The amount of the
purchase price shall be reduced by the amount of debt and liabilities of
Professional Business Manager, if any, assumed by the Practice, by any payment
the Professional Business Manager has failed to make under this Professional
Business Management Agreement, and by any unpaid portion of any promissory notes
payable by Professional Business Manager to any Shareholder of the Practice. The
Practice and all Shareholders of the Practice shall execute such documents as
may be required to assume the liabilities set forth in Section 6.4(b) and to
remove Professional Business Manager from any liability with respect to such
purchased asset. The closing date for the purchase shall be determined by the
Parties, but shall in no event occur later than the expiration date of this
Professional Business Management Agreement if this Agreement expires in
accordance, with Section 6. 1, or sixty (60) days from the date of the notice of
termination for cause. The termination of this Professional Business Management
Agreement shall become effective upon the closing of the sale of the assets if
the assets are purchased, and all Parties shall be released from any restrictive
covenants provided for in Section 4.7 on the closing date. From and after any
termination, each Party shall provide the other Party with reasonable access to
the books and records then owned by it to permit such requesting Party to
satisfy reporting and contractual obligations that may be required of it.

      6.6 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. In no event shall Professional Business
Manager be liable to the Practice for any indirect, special or consequential
damages or lost profits, arising out of or related to this Professional Business
Management Agreement or the performance or breach thereof, even if Professional
Business Manager has been advised of the possibility thereof.

                                   ARTICLE VII

                       INDEMNIFICATION THIRD PARTY CLAIMS

      7.1 INDEMNIFICATION BY THE PRACTICE. The Practice shall indemnify and hold
harmless Professional Business Manager and Professional Business Manager's
shareholders, directors, officers, agents and employees, from and against all
claims, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, including
reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting in any manner, directly or indirectly,
from the negligent or intentional acts or omissions of the Practice or its
members, Shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents or independent
contractors, including but not limited to any such claims, demands, liabilities,
losses, damages, costs and expenses which accrued or arose prior to the date of
execution of this Professional Business Management Agreement.

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      7.2 INDEMNIFICATION BY PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER. Professional
Business Manager shall indemnify and hold harmless the Practice, and the
Practice's members, Shareholders, directors, officers, agents and employees,
from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, losses, damages,
costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting in any
manner, directly or indirectly, from the negligent or intentional acts or
omissions of Professional Business Manager or its shareholders, directors,
officers, employees, agents or independent contractors.

      7.3 NOTICE OF CLAIM FOR INDEMNIFICATION. No claims for indemnification
under this Professional Business Management Agreement relating to claims solely
between the Parties shall be valid unless notice of such claim is delivered to
the Practice (in the case of a claim by Professional Business Manager) or
Professional Business Manager (in the case of a claim by the Practice) within
one (1) year after the Party making such claim first obtained knowledge of the
facts upon which such claim is based. Any such notice shall set forth in
reasonable detail, to the extent known by the Party giving such notice, the
facts on which such claim is based and the resulting estimated amount of
damages.

      7.4 MATTERS INVOLVING THIRD PARTIES.

            (a) If the Practice or Professional Business Manager receives notice
or acquires knowledge of any matter which may give rise to a claim by another
person and which may then result in a claim for indemnification under this
Professional Business Management Agreement, then: (i) if such notice or
knowledge is received or acquired by the Practice, the Practice shall promptly
notify Professional Business Manager; and (ii) if such notice or knowledge is
received or acquired by Professional Business Manager, the Professional Business
Manager shall promptly notify the Practice; except that no delay in giving such
notice shall diminish any obligation under this Professional Business Management
Agreement to provide indemnification unless (and then solely to the extent) the
Party from whom such indemnification is sought is prejudiced.

            (b) Any Party from whom such indemnification (the "Indemnifying
Party") is sought shall have the right to defend the Party seeking such
indemnification (the "Indemnified Parry") against such claim by another person
(the "Third Party Claim") with counsel of the Indemnifying Party's choice
reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Party so long as: (i) within fifteen
(15) days after the Indemnified Party has given notice of the Third Party Claim
to the Indemnifying Party, the Indemnifying Party notifies the Indemnified Party
that the Indemnifying Party will indemnify the Indemnified Party from and
against all adverse consequences the Indemnified Party may suffer caused by,
resulting from or arising out of or relating to such Third Party Claim; (ii) the
Indemnifying Party provides the Indemnified Party with evidence reasonably
satisfactory to the Indemnified Party that the Indemnifying Party has the
financial resources necessary to defend against the Third Party Claim and
fulfill its indemnification obligations; (iii) the Third Party Claim seeks money
damages; (iv) settlement of, or an adverse judgment with respect to, the Third
Party Claim (other than an optometric

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malpractice claim) is not, in the good faith judgment of the Indemnified Party,
likely to establish a precedential custom or practice adverse to the continuing
business interests of the Indemnified Party; and (v) the Indemnifying Party
conducts the defense of the Third Party Claim actively and diligently.

            (c) So long as the Indemnifying Party is conducting the defense of
the Third Party Claim in accordance with Section 7.4(b): (i) the Indemnified
Party may retain separate co-counsel at its sole cost and expense and
participate in the defense of the Third Party Claim; (ii) the Indemnified Party
shall not consent to the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement with
respect to the Third Party Claim without the prior consent of the Indemnifying
Party; and (iii) the Indemnifying Party shall not consent to the entry of any
judgment or enter into any settlement with respect to the Third Party Claim
without the prior consent of the Indemnified Party.

            (d) If any of the conditions specified in Section 7.4(b) is not
satisfied, however; (i)the Indemnified Party may defend against, and consent to
the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement with respect to, the
Third Party Claim in any manner it may deem advisable (and the Indemnified Parry
need not consult with, or obtain any consent from, any Indemnifying Party in
connection therewith); (ii) the Indemnifying Party shall reimburse the
Indemnified Party promptly and periodically for the costs of defending against
the Third Party Claim (including reasonable attorneys' and accountants' fees and
expenses); and (iii) the Indemnifying Party shall remain responsible for any
adverse consequences the Indemnified Party may suffer caused by, resulting from,
arising out of or relating to such Third Party Claim to the fullest extent
provided in this Professional Business Management Agreement.

      7.5 SETTLEMENT. Except as permitted by Section 7.4, a Party shall not
compromise or settle any claim for which the other Party is obligated to
indemnify it without the written consent of such Party.

      7.6 COOPERATION. The Indemnified Party shall make available all
information and assistance that the Indemnifying Party may reasonably request in
conjunction with assessing, defending and settling said claim.

                                  ARTICLE VIII

                                  MISCELLANEOUS

      8.1 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ONLY. Nothing in this Professional Business
Management Agreement is intended or shall be construed to allow Professional
Business Manager to exercise control, authority or direction over the manner or
method by which the Practice and its Professionals perform Professional Eye Care
Services or other professional health care services. The rendition of all
Professional Eye Care Services, including, but not

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limited to, the prescription or administration of medicine and drugs, shall be
the sole responsibility of the Practice and its Professionals, and Professional
Business Manager shall not interfere in any manner or to any extent therewith.
Nothing contained in this Professional Business Management Agreement shall be
construed to permit Professional Business Manager to engage in the practice of
optometry, it being the sole intention of the Parties hereto that the services
to be rendered to the Practice by Professional Business Manager are solely for
the purpose of providing non-optometric management and administrative services
to the Practice so as to enable the Practice to devote its full time and
energies to the professional conduct of its professional eye care practice and
provision of Professional Eye Care Services to its patients.

      8.2 STATUS OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. The Practice and Professional
Business Manager and their shareholders are not, and shall not be deemed to be
by virtue of this Professional Business Management Agreement, joint venturers,
partners, employees or agents of each other (except as expressly provided in
this Professional Business Management Agreement). Except as may be expressly
provided herein, neither Party shall have any authority to bind the other
without the other's express written consent; and then only to the extent of the
authority conferred by such express written consent. Each Party is an
independent contractor, and each Party shall remain professionally and
economically independent of the other. In the course of the business
relationship contemplated in this Professional Business Management Agreement
only the Practice and its Professionals shall practice optometry and/or
therapeutic optometry, and they shall do so as independent professionals with no
employment relationship to Professional Business Manager. Professional Business
Manager and the Practice agree that the Practice shall retain absolute authority
to direct the optometric, professional, and ethical aspects of its optometric
and/or therapeutic optometric practice, any authority granted herein to
Professional Business Manager concerning the business and administrative aspects
of such practice notwithstanding. Each party shall be solely responsible for and
shall comply with all state and federal laws applicable to that party pertaining
to employment taxes, income tax withholding, unemployment compensation
contributions, and other employment related matters.

      8.3 NOTICES. Any notice, demand, or communication required, permitted, or
desired to be given hereunder shall be deemed effectively given when in writing
and personally delivered or mailed by prepaid certified or registered mail,
return receipt requested, addressed as follows:

            The Practice:            Dr. Samit's Hour Eyes Optometrists, P.C.
                                     5568 General Washington Drive
                                     Suite A-215
                                     Alexandria, Virginia 22312
                                     Attention: Daniel Poth, O.D.

            Retail Business Manager: Visionary MSO, Inc.

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                                     5568 General Washington Drive
                                     Suite A-215
                                     Alexandria, Virginia 22312
                                     Attention: Robert Brodney

            with a copy to:          Cox & Smith Incorporated
                                     112 E. Pecan, Suite 1800
                                     San Antonio, Texas 78205
                                     Attention: James B. Smith, Jr.

or to such other address, or to the attention of such other person or officer,
as any party may by written notice designate.

      8.4 GOVERNING LAW. This Professional Business Management Agreement shall
in a respects be governed, interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws
of the Commonwealth without giving effect to principles of comity or conflicts
of laws thereof.

      8.5 JURISDICTION AND VENUE. Professional Business Manager and the Practice
hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal
courts in the judicial circuit where the Practice has its principal corporate
office, and do hereby waive all questions of personal jurisdiction and venue,
including, without limitation, the claim or defense that such courts constitute
an inconvenient forum.

      8.6 ASSIGNMENT. Except as may be herein specifically provided to the
contrary, this Professional Business Management Agreement shall inure to the
benefit of and be binding upon the Parties hereto and their respective legal
representatives, successors, and assigns; provided, however, that the Practice
may not assign this Professional Business Management Agreement without the prior
written consent of Professional Business Manager, which consent may be withheld.
Professional Business Manager may assign or transfer its rights and obligations
under this Professional Business Management Agreement only in the following
situations: (a) pursuant to a merger of Professional Business Manager into
another entity or the sale of substantially all of the assets of Professional
Business Manager; (b) pursuant to the sale and/or assignment of all of this
Professional Business Management Agreement with the Practice's consent, which
shall not be unreasonably withheld; (c) pursuant to a transfer or assignment of
this Professional Business Management Agreement to one of Professional Business
Manager's subsidiaries; or (d) pursuant to any transfer or assignment to or by
any financial lender of the Professional Business Manager, and this Professional
Business Management Agreement is subordinate to the rights of such lender. After
such assignment and transfer, the Practice agrees to look solely to such
assignee or transferee for performance of this Professional Business Management
Agreement.

      8.7 ARBITRATION. Any and every dispute of any nature whatsoever that may
arise between the Parties, whether sounding in contract, statute, tort, fraud,
misrepresentation,

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discrimination or any other legal theory, including, but not limited to,
disputes relating to or involving the construction, performance or breach of
this Agreement or any other agreement between the Parties, whether entered into
prior to, on, or subsequent to the date of this Agreement, or those arising
under any federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance, shall be
determined by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current commercial
arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, to the extent such
rules do not conflict with the provisions of this paragraph. If the amount in
controversy in the arbitration exceeds Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars
($250,000), exclusive of interest, attorneys' fees and costs, the arbitration
shall be conducted by a panel of three (3) neutral arbitrators. Otherwise, the
arbitration shall be conducted by a single neutral arbitrator. The Parties shall
endeavor to select neutral arbitrators by mutual agreement. If such agreement
cannot be reached within thirty (30) calendar days after a dispute has arisen
which is to be decided by arbitration, any Party or the Parties jointly shall
request the American Arbitration Association to submit to each Party an
identical panel of fifteen (15) persons. Alternate strikes shall be made to the
panel, commencing with the Party bringing the claim, until the names of three
(3) persons remain, or one (1) person if the case is to be heard by a single
arbitrator. The Parties may, however, by mutual agreement, request the American
Arbitration Association to submit additional panels of possible arbitrators. The
person(s) thus remaining shall be the arbitrator(s) for such arbitration. If
three (3) arbitrators are selected, the arbitrators shall elect a chairperson to
preside at all meetings and hearings. The arbitrator(s), or a majority of them,
shall have the power to determine all matters incident to the conduct of the
arbitration, including without limitation all procedural and evidentiary matters
and the scheduling of any hearing. The award made by a majority of the
arbitrators shall be final and binding upon the Parties thereto and the subject
matter. The arbitration shall be governed by the United States Arbitration Act,
9 U.S.C. ss.ss. 1-16, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s)
may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrators shall
have no authority to award punitive or exemplary damages or any statutory
multiple damages, and shall only have the authority to award compensatory
damages, arbitration costs, attorney's fees declaratory relief, and permanent
injunctive relief, if applicable. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the
arbitration shall be held in Atlanta, Georgia. This Section 8.7 shall not
prevent either Party from seeking a temporary restraining order or temporary or
preliminary injunctive relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in order to
protect its rights under this Agreement. In the event a Party seeks such
injunctive relief pursuant to this Agreement, such action shall not constitute a
waiver of the provisions of this Section 8.7, which shall continue to govern any
and every dispute between the Parties, including without limitation the right to
damages, permanent injunctive relief and any other remedy, at law or in equity.

      8.8 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH OF THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT WAIVES ANY
RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY DISPUTE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER THAT MAY ARISE
BETWEEN THEM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE DISPUTES RELATING TO, OR
INVOLVING IN ANY WAY, THE CONSTRUCTION, PERFORMANCE OR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT
OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, THE PROVISIONS OF ANY

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FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW, REGULATION OR ORDINANCE NOTWITHSTANDING. By
execution of this Agreement, each of the parties hereto acknowledges and agrees
that it has had an opportunity to consult with legal counsel and that he/she it
knowingly and voluntarily waives any right to a trial by jury of any dispute
pertaining to or relating in any way to the transactions contemplated by this
Agreement, the provisions of any federal, state or local law, regulation or
ordinance notwithstanding.

      8.9 WAIVER OF BREACH. The waiver by either Party of a breach or violation
of any provision of this Professional Business Management Agreement shall not
operate as, or be construed to constitute, a waiver of any subsequent breach of
the same or another provision hereof.

      8.10 ENFORCEMENT. In the event either Party resorts to legal action to
enforce or interpret any provision of this Professional Business Management
Agreement, the prevailing Party shall be entitled to recover the costs and
expenses of such action so incurred, including, without limitation, reasonable
attorneys' fees.

      8.11 GENDER AND NUMBER. Whenever the context of this Professional Business
Management Agreement requires, the gender of all words herein shall include the
masculine, feminine, and neuter, and the number of all words herein shall
include the singular and plural.

      8.12 ADDITIONAL ASSURANCES. Except as may be herein specifically provided
to the contrary, the provisions of this Professional Business Management
Agreement shall be self-operative and shall not require further agreement by the
Parties; provided, however, at the request of either Party, the other Party
shall execute such additional instruments and take such additional acts as are
reasonable and as the requesting Party may deem necessary to effectuate this
Professional Business Management Agreement.

      8.13 CONSENTS, APPROVALS, AND EXERCISE OF DISCRETION. Whenever this
Professional Business Management Agreement requires any consent or approval to
be given by either Party, or either Party must or may exercise discretion, and
except where specifically set forth to the contrary, the Parties agree that such
consent or approval shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, and that such
discretion shall be reasonably exercised.

      8.14 FORCE MAJEURE. Neither Party shall be liable or deemed to be in
default for any delay or failure in performance under this Professional Business
Management Agreement or other interruption of service deemed to result, directly
or indirectly, from acts of God, civil or military authority, acts of public
enemy, war accidents, fires, explosions, earthquakes, floods, failure of
transportation, strikes or other work interruptions by either Party's employees,
or any other similar cause beyond the reasonable control of either Party unless
such delay or failure in performance is expressly addressed elsewhere in this
Professional Business Management Agreement. Notwithstanding the same, the
Parties hereto agree to continue this Professional Business Management Agreement
to the best degree they can so long as

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reasonably possible and the Practice shall not be excused from its obligations
under Sections 4.1, 6.4 and 6.5 pursuant to this Section 8.14.

      8.15 SEVERABILITY. The Parties hereto have negotiated and prepared the
terms of this Professional Business Management Agreement in good faith the
intent that each and every one of the terms, covenants and conditions herein be
binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective Parties. Accordingly, if
any one or more of the terms, provisions, promises, covenants or conditions of
this Professional Business Management Agreement or the application thereof to
any person or circumstance shall be adjudged or rendered to any extent invalid,
unenforceable, void or voidable for any reason whatsoever by a court of
competent jurisdiction, an arbitration tribunal, a regulatory agency, or statute
such provision shall be reformed, construed and enforced as if such
unenforceable provision had not been contained herein, and each and all of the
remaining terms, provisions, promises, covenants and conditions of this
Professional Business Management Agreement or their application to other persons
or circumstances shall not be affected thereby and shall be valid and
enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. To the extent this
Professional Business Management Agreement is in violation of applicable law,
then the Parties agree to negotiate in good faith to amend the Professional
Business Management Agreement, to the extent possible consistent with its
purposes, to conform to law.

      8.16 PRESS RELEASES AND PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS. Except as otherwise required
by law or by applicable rules of any securities exchange or association of
securities dealers, neither the Practice nor the Professional Business Manager
shall issue any press release, make any public announcement or otherwise
disclose any information for the purpose of publication by any print, broadcast
or other public media, relating to the transactions contemplated by this
Agreement, without the prior approval of the other Party.

      8.17 DIVISIONS AND HEADINGS. The division of this Professional Business
Management Agreement into articles, sections, and subsections and the use of
captions and headings in connection therewith are solely for convergence and
shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Professional
Business Management Agreement.

      8.18 AMENDMENTS AND EXECUTION. This Professional Business Management
Agreement and any amendments hereto shall be in writing and executed in multiple
copies on behalf of the Practice by its President, and on behalf of Professional
Business Manager by its President. Each multiple copy shall be deemed an
original, but all multiple copies together shall constitute one and the same
instrument.

      8.19 LICENSES, PERMITS AND CERTIFICATES. Professional Business Manager and
the Practice shall each obtain and maintain in effect, at all times during the
term of this Professional Business Management Agreement, all licenses, permits
and certificates required by law which are applicable to the performance of
their respective obligations pursuant to this Professional Business Management
Agreement.

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      8.20 NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES. Except as otherwise provided herein,
this Professional Business Management Agreement shall not confer any rights or
remedies upon any person other than Professional Business Manager and the
Practice and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

      8.21 COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS. Professional Business Manager and
the Practice shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws,
regulations, rules and restrictions in the conduct of their obligations under
this Professional Business Management Agreement.

      8.22 LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTION. The Practice and Professional Business Manager
acknowledge that each Party hereto and its counsel have reviewed and revised
this Professional Business Management Agreement and agree that the normal rule
of construction to the effect that any ambiguities are to be resolved against
the drafting Party shall not be employed in the interpretation of this
Professional Business Management Agreement.

      8.23 ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT. With respect to
the subject matter of this Professional Business Management Agreement, this
Professional Business Management Agreement supersedes all previous contracts and
constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties. Neither Party shall be
entitled to benefits other than those specified herein. No prior oral statements
or contemporaneous negotiations or understandings or prior written material not
specifically incorporated herein shall be of any force and effect, and no
changes in or additions to this Professional Business Management Agreement shall
be recognized unless incorporated herein by amendment as provided herein, such
amendment(s) to become effective on the date stipulated in such amendment(s).
The Parties specifically acknowledge that, in entering into and executing this
Professional Business Management Agreement, the Parties rely solely upon the
representations and agreements contained in this Professional Business
Management Agreement and no others.

      8.24 AUTHORITY. Professional Business Manager and the Practice hereby
warrant and represent to each other that they have the requisite corporate
authority to execute and deliver this Professional Business Management Agreement
in their respective name.

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      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Practice and Professional Business Manager have
caused this Professional Business Management Agreement to be executed by their
duly authorized representatives, all as of the day and year first above written.

                                       Dr. SAMIT'S HOUR EYES OPTOMETRIST,
                                       P.C. "The Practice"

                                       By:/s/Daniel Poth
                                          --------------------------
                                          Daniel Poth, O.D., Vice President

                                       VISIONARY MSO, INC.
                                       "Professional Business Manager"

                                       By:/s/Mark Pearson
                                          --------------------------
                                          Mark Pearson Vice President

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                                  EXHIBIT 4.3A

                       EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (PROFESSIONAL)

                                  SEE ATTACHED

                                  EXHIBIT 4.3A
                       EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (PROFESSIONAL)

                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

      THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into as of the ____ day of
_________________, 199__, by and between ____________________, O.D.
("Employee"), and Dr. Samit's Hour Eyes Optometrist, P.C., a Virginia
professional corporation ("Employer").

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

      WHEREAS, Employee is duly licensed to practice optometry in the
Commonwealth of Virginia and desires to accept employment to practice optometry
as an employee of Employer;

      WHEREAS, Employer is engaged in the practice of optometry and desires to
employ Employee; and

      WHEREAS, Employer has offered Employee employment in consideration for the
compensation and the other benefits herein provided, and Employee is willing to
accept employment on such terms;

      NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants
herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, it is agreed as
follows:

      1. EMPLOYMENT. Employer hereby employs Employee, and Employee hereby
accepts employment from Employer, upon the terms and conditions herein provided.

      2. QUALIFICATIONS. Employee shall maintain a valid and unrestricted
license to practice optometry in each jurisdiction in which Employee provides
optometry services. In addition, Employee shall at all times during the term of
this Agreement maintain at least those qualifications and credentials set forth
in Exhibit "A" attached hereto.

      3. TERM. The term of this Agreement shall begin on the date first above
written and shall continue for a period ending on _________________ (the
"Initial Term"), unless sooner terminated as herein provided. At the end of the
Initial Term or the Renewal Term (as herein defined), this Agreement, unless
otherwise terminated, shall automatically renew for a period of one (1) year
(the "Renewal Term") unless either party gives written notice of non-renewal of
this Agreement to the other party sixty (60) days prior to the end of the
current term.

      4. COMPENSATION. For all services rendered by Employee under this
Agreement (and in addition to other monetary or other benefits specifically set
forth herein), compensation shall be paid to Employee as set forth in Exhibit
"B".

      5. DUTIES. Employee is employed to exclusively and actively practice
optometry on behalf of Employer, and shall have those duties, and
responsibilities set forth in Exhibit "N". Employee shall devote Employee's
entire time and attention to the duties of Employer, and shall not engage in the
practice of optometry except as an employee of Employer, unless otherwise
authorized in writing by the Board of Directors of Employer. Employer shall have
the authority to determine the assignment of patients to Employee and Employee
must perform services for patients assigned to Employee. Employer shall have the
authority to designate the days as well as the hours during the day Employee
shall perform Employee's duties, except as otherwise mutually agreed between
Employee and Employer. The authority to direct, control and supervise the
duties, the responsibilities and the means, manner and time of performing such
duties shall be exercised by Employer, provided, however, that Employer shall
not impose duties or constraints which would require Employee to infringe the
ethics of Employee's profession, or violate any federal, state or municipal
laws, regulations or ordinances. Employee agrees to follow and abide by the
ethics of Employee's profession, and all applicable federal, state and municipal
laws, regulations and ordinances.

      6. OPTOMETRIC RECORDS. Employee shall, in accordance with Employer's
policies, cause to be properly prepared and filed reports of all examinations,
procedures and other professional services performed by Employee. It being
understood and agreed that all reports, records and supporting documents which
relate to the care and treatment of optometric patients by Employee are
maintained by Employer, and the ownership and right of control of all such
reports, records and supporting documents belong to Employer. Employee waives
any and all rights in and claims to said records and hereby conveys and
transfers to Employer all right, title and interest which Employee may have, if
any, in the reports, records and supporting documents which relate to the care
and treatment of optometric patients by Employee. In addition, Employee shall
promptly submit such additional records as Employer deems to be required by any
third party payors.

      7. WORKING FACILITIES. Employer shall furnish Employee with administrative
support, supplies, equipment and such other facilities and services suitable to
Employee's position and adequate for the performance of Employee's duties and
responsibilities.

      8. FEES. Employer shall have the exclusive authority to determine the
amount and nature of all fees and the procedure for establishing the fees to be
charged patients of Employer.

      9. OWNERSHIP OF FEES AND INCOME. All income generated by Employee for
Employee's professional services and all activities related thereto shall belong
to Employer, whether paid directly to Employer or to Employee. Employee may be
required (and agrees upon request of Employer so to do) to render a true
accounting of all transactions relating to Employee's practice during the course
of Employee's employment.

      10. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE. Employer shall pay for and carry
professional liability insurance, insuring Employer and Employee for
professional errors, omissions,

negligence, incompetence, and malfeasance in such amounts and pursuant to such
terms as Employer, in its sole discretion, deems acceptable.

      11. BENEFITS AND PERQUISITES. During the term of this Agreement, Employee
shall be entitled to participate in those health, accident and other benefit
plans or programs from time to time in effect for other similarly situated
employees or classes of employees, and shall be entitled to the specific
benefits and perquisites set forth in Exhibit "B".

      12. TERMINATION. This Agreement shall terminate and the employment
relationship between Employee and Employer automatically and immediately shall
be severed upon the death of Employee, in which event Employer shall pay to the
estate of Employee the compensation which otherwise would be payable to Employee
up to the end of the month in which Employee's death occurs. Additionally, at
any time during the Initial Term or any Renewal Term of this Agreement, this
Agreement may be terminated and the employment relationship between Employee and
Employer automatically and immediately severed upon written notice by Employer
to Employee following the occurrence of any of the following:

      (a) Upon the disability of Employee, such being Employee's inability to
perform one or more of the essential functions of Employee's position as
required by this Agreement, due to an illness, injury or incapacity exceeding a
period of ninety (90) days within a period of twelve consecutive months,
provided such termination shall be in accordance with federal, state and local
laws to the extent applicable to the employment of Employee;

      (b) The suspension, revocation or cancellation of Employee's right to
practice optometry in any state, district or commonwealth;

      (c) The imposition of any restrictions or limitations by any governmental
authority having jurisdiction over Employee or Employer to such an extent that
Employee cannot engage in the professional practice for which he or she was
employed;

      (d) Upon a material breach by Employee of this Agreement, provided such
breach is not cured within thirty (30) days after the Employer provides written
notice of the breach to the Employee and within three (3) days after such notice
if such breach has been the subject of a written notice within two (2) years
prior to notice of breach hereunder. "Material breach" shall include, but be not
limited to, the following:

            (i) Employee fails or refuses, in the determination of Employer, to
            faithfully and diligently perform the usual customary duties of
            Employee's employment or adhere to the provisions of this Agreement,
            including those duties, responsibilities and conditions of
            employment set forth in Exhibit "A"; or

            (ii) Employee fails or refuses, in the determination of Employer, to
            comply with such policies, standards and regulations of Employer
            which from time to time may be reasonably established by Employer;

      (e) Employee breaches any fiduciary duty owed to Employer, or engages in
unprofessional, unethical, immoral, illegal or fraudulent conduct, or is found
guilty of unprofessional, illegal or unethical conduct by court, any board,
institution, organization or professional society having any privilege or right
to pass upon the conduct of Employee, or Employee's conduct discredits Employer
or is detrimental to the reputation, character and standing of Employer; or

      (f) Such other event as is specifically set forth in Exhibit "B" hereto.

      13. EARLY TERMINATION. Employee recognizes that failure to complete the
Initial Term or any Renewal Term and to provide appropriate notice to Employer
will cause substantial harm to Employer in terms of loss of business, damage to
business reputation, ability to obtain licensed optometrists to replace
Employee, inconvenience to other employees of Employer, and the costs associated
with finding a replacement. If Employee should terminate this Agreement and
cease to perform hereunder (i) without providing to Employer the required
non-renewal notice or (ii) prior to the end of the term of this Agreement,
Employee shall pay to Employer the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000), as
reimbursement to Employer of the costs to Employer associated with said early
termination. Employee and Employer agree that it is impossible to determine with
any reasonable accuracy the amount of prospective damages to Employer upon
breach by Employee of the provisions of this paragraph. Employee and Employer
agree that the payment set forth above is reasonable, and not a penalty, based
upon the facts and circumstances of the parties at the time of entering this
Agreement, and with due regard to future expectations.

      14. CONFIDENTIALITY AND COMPETITIVE ACTIVITIES. Employee specifically
agrees to the covenants and provisions governing Confidentiality and Competitive
Activities set forth in Exhibit "B".

      15. PATIENT CARE UPON TERMINATION. Upon any termination of this employment
relationship, Employer shall provide duly licensed optometrists to assume the
care and treatment of all patients previously assigned to Employee.

      16. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PARTIES. The parties recognize that the Board
of Directors shall manage the business affairs of Employer and that the
relationship between the parties hereto shall be that of an employer and an
employee. Employee shall be entitled to participate in any plans, arrangements
or distribution of and by Employer pertaining to or in connection with any
pension, profit-sharing, or similar benefits and group life, health, accident
and disability insurance or benefits, or similar fringe benefits for the
employees of Employer, to the extent of and in accordance with the terms and
provisions of any plan, arrangement or distribution, which may be in effect from
time to time during the term of this Agreement. Employee stipulates and agrees
that any and all such fringe benefits may be changed, altered, amended,
discontinued, decreased or increased in the sole discretion of the Board of
Directors of Employer.

      17. REMEDIES AND WAIVER OF BREACH. The waiver by any party hereto of any
of the terms and conditions hereof or any breach of any provision of this
Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a general waiver of any such
terms and conditions or permit a subsequent breach by any party. Additionally,
in the event of any violation of paragraph 14 hereof by Employee, the parties
hereby recognize and acknowledge that a remedy at law will be inadequate and
Employer may suffer irreparable injury. Accordingly, Employee consents to
injunctive relief upon the institution of proceedings therefor by Employer in
order to protect Employer's rights under such paragraph 14. If any covenant
referred to in paragraph 14 or any portion thereof is hereafter construed to be
invalid or unenforceable, the same shall not affect the remainder of the
covenant or covenants contained therein, which shall be given full effect,
without regard to the invalid portions, and any court having jurisdiction shall
have the power to reduce the duration and/or area of such covenant and, in its
reduced form, such covenant shall then be enforceable. No delay or omission by
Employer in exercising any right or remedy hereunder, or at law or in equity,
and no payment to Employee of amounts owing him or her subsequent to the breach
of any provision hereof or after the termination hereof, shall operate as a
waiver of any rights or remedies which Employer may have hereunder and no single
or partial exercise thereof shall preclude any other or further exercise thereof
or of the exercise of any other right or remedy. Nothing in this paragraph 17
shall constitute a waiver of any of Employer's rights under paragraph 24 of this
Agreement.

      18. ASSIGNMENT. Employee agrees that this Agreement and the rights,
interests and benefits hereunder shall not be assigned, transferred, pledged or
hypothecated in any way by Employee. This Agreement shall not be assignable by
Employer except pursuant to a merger, to an affiliate of Employer or to a party
which succeeds to the ownership of all or substantially all of the business and
assets of Employer.

      19. NOTICES. Any notice given under this Agreement shall be sufficient if
in writing and mailed by either registered or certified U.S. mail, return
receipt requested, postage prepaid, to Employer at its permanent address and to
Employee at Employee's residence address last known to Employer. Any such notice
shall be effective upon the earlier of actual receipt or five (5) days after
mailing in accordance with the preceding sentence.

      20. INVALID PROVISION. The invalidity or unenforceability of a particular
provision of this Agreement shall not affect the other provisions hereof, and
this Agreement shall be construed in all aspects as if such unenforceable or
invalid provisions were omitted.

      21. CONSTRUCTION, VENUE AND BINDING EFFECT. THIS AGREEMENT HAS BEEN
NEGOTIATED, EXECUTED AND DELIVERED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, AND SHALL IN
ALL RESPECTS BE INTERPRETED, CONSTRUED, AND GOVERNED BY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE INTERNAL SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. Subject to the
arbitration provisions of this Agreement, and without waiving the same, the
exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties hereto arising under this
Agreement shall be in the federal and state courts sitting in Commonwealth of
Virginia. The captions used herein as headings of the various paragraphs hereof
are for convenience only and

are not to be used in determining or construing the intent or context of this
Agreement. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the
parties, their spouses, heirs, executors, personal representatives, and
permitted assigns.

      22. BINDING ARBITRATION. Any and every dispute of any nature whatsoever
that may arise between the Parties, whether sounding in contract, statute, tort,
fraud, misrepresentation, discrimination or any other legal theory, including,
but not limited to, disputes relating to or involving the construction,
performance or breach of this Agreement or any other agreement between the
Parties, whether entered into prior to, on, or subsequent to the date of this
Agreement, or those arising under any federal, state or local law, regulation or
ordinance, shall be determined by binding arbitration in accordance with the
then-current commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration
Association, to the extent such rules do not conflict with the provisions of
this paragraph. If the amount in controversy in the arbitration exceeds Two
Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000), exclusive of interest, attorneys'
fees and costs, the arbitration shall be conducted by a panel of three (3)
neutral arbitrators. Otherwise, the arbitration shall be conducted by a single
neutral arbitrator. The Parties shall endeavor to select neutral arbitrators by
mutual agreement. If such agreement cannot be reached within thirty (30)
calendar days after a dispute has arisen which is to be decided by arbitration,
any Party or the Parties jointly shall request the American Arbitration
Association to submit to each Party an identical panel of fifteen (15) persons.
Alternate strikes shall be made to the panel, commencing with the Party bringing
the claim, until the names of three (3) persons remain, or one (1) person if the
case is to be heard by a single arbitrator. The Parties may, however, by mutual
agreement, request the American Arbitration Association to submit additional
panels of possible arbitrators. The person(s) thus remaining shall be the
arbitrators for such arbitration. If three (3) arbitrators are selected, the
arbitrators shall elect a chairperson to preside at all meetings and hearings.
The arbitrators, or a majority of them, shall have the power to determine all
matters incident to the conduct of the arbitration, including without limitation
all. procedural and evidentiary matters and the scheduling of any hearing. The
award made by a majority of the arbitrators shall be final and binding upon the
Parties thereto and the subject matter. The arbitration shall be governed by the
United States Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. ss.ss. 1-16, and judgment upon the award
rendered by the arbitrators may be entered by any court having jurisdiction
thereof. The arbitrators shall have no authority to award punitive or exemplary
damages or any statutory multiple damages, and shall only have the authority to
award compensatory damages, arbitration costs, attorney's fees declaratory
relief, and permanent injunctive relief, if applicable. Unless otherwise agreed
by the parties, the arbitration shall be held in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax County,
Virginia. This Paragraph 22 shall not prevent either Party from seeking a
temporary restraining order or temporary or preliminary injunctive relief from a
court of competent jurisdiction in order to protect its rights under this
Agreement. In the event a Party seeks such injunctive relief pursuant to this
Agreement, such action shall not constitute a waiver of the provisions of this
Paragraph 22, which shall continue to govern any and every dispute between the
Parties, including without limitation the right to damages, permanent injunctive
relief and any other remedy, at law or in equity.

      23. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH OF THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT WAIVES ANY
RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY DISPUTE OF ANY NATURE

WHATSOEVER THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN THEM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE
DISPUTES RELATING TO OR INVOLVING, IN ANY WAY THE CONSTRUCTION, PERFORMANCE OR
BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, THE
PROVISIONS OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW, REGULATION OR ORDINANCE
NOTWITHSTANDING. By execution of this Agreement, each of the parties hereto
acknowledges and agrees that it has had an opportunity to consult with legal
counsel and that he/she knowingly and voluntarily waives any right to a trial by
jury of any dispute pertaining to or relating in any way to the transactions
contemplated by this Agreement, the provisions of any federal, state or local
law, regulation or ordinance notwithstanding.

      24. SURVIVING PROVISIONS. Notwithstanding the termination of this
Agreement, whether upon the expiration of the term hereof or by earlier
termination in accordance with the terms hereof or otherwise, the provisions of,
and the obligations, rights and remedies of the parties pursuant to, paragraphs
9, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24 and those sections of Exhibit "B" which so
provide, shall survive the termination of this Agreement and remain in full
force and effect.

      25. REPAYMENT. For any sums due to Employer from Employee pursuant to the
terms herein, this Agreement shall serve as a specific written authorization by
Employee to Employer for it to withhold from his or her compensation payments
owed to Employer including deducting all outstanding amounts upon termination or
non-renewal of this Agreement.

      26. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.

            (a) This Agreement (including all exhibits hereto) constitutes the
entire agreement between the parties and contains all of the agreements between
the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all
other agreements, either oral or in writing, between the parties hereto with
respect to all subject matters hereof and all such prior agreements are hereby
terminated. The exhibits referred to herein and attached hereto are incorporated
herein and made a part hereof with the same effect as if set forth at length
herein.

            (b) This Agreement may be amended or revoked at any time prior to
the death, retirement or termination of Employee by a written agreement
(including amendment and replacement of any exhibit or addendum hereto) executed
by Employee and a designated officer of Employer. No change of or modification
to this Agreement shall be binding or valid unless the same be in writing and
signed by Employee and Employer.

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      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this agreement the day and
year first above written.

                                    Dr. Samit's Hour Eyes Optometrist, P.C.
                                    ("Employer")

                                    By: __________________________________
                                    Title: _______________________________

                                    ______________________________________
                                    ____________________, O.D.
                                    ("Employee")

                                   EXHIBIT "A"
     (Attached to and incorporated into the foregoing Employment Agreement)

                       QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Employee is a optometrist who is qualified by training and experience to perform
the duties of an optometrist with the available facilities, equipment and
supporting technology provided by Employer. Employee is also expected to perform
a number of other administrative and business development duties which further
the goals of Employer. Many of these other items require additional time,
effort, and dedication to long-term goals and objectives of Employer.

At all times during the term of this Agreement, Employee shall, as directed by
Employer from time to time:

1.    Work a minimum of __________ (___) hours each week.

2.    When scheduled, be available by telephonic access for purposes of
      optometric call coverage and consultation.

                                       A-1

                                   EXHIBIT "B"
     (Attached to and incorporated into the foregoing Employment Agreement)

                       COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, PERQUISITES
                  AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

A.    COMPENSATION. For all services rendered by Employee under this Agreement
      (and in addition to other monetary or other benefits referred to in this
      Agreement), compensation shall be paid by Employer to Employee as follows:

      (1)   Employer shall Pay Employee, during the Initial Term of this
            Agreement, a regular salary in the annualized amount of
            ____________________ Dollars ($__________.00), payable in equal
            periodic installments in accordance with Employer's payroll
            practices and policies in effect from time to time. The regular
            salary of Employee shall be adjusted at the beginning of a renewal
            term by an amount equal to the sum total obtained by multiplying the
            then current regular annual salary by the CPI Adjustment Factor
            (defined below). As used herein, the term `CPI Adjustment Factor"
            shall mean the amount derived by dividing the CPI (as herein
            defined) most recently published as of the first day of the calendar
            year of the beginning of the subsequent term by the CPI most
            recently published as of the first day of the calendar year of the
            beginning of the current term. For purposes hereof "CPI" means the
            Consumer Price Index of Urban Consumers - For All Urban Consumers
            (all items 1982 - 1984 = 100), published by the United States
            Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (the "Bureau"). If
            the CPI should ever cease to be published by the Bureau during the
            term of this Agreement, the CPI Adjustment Factor shall be computed
            by using an economic index selected by Employer, of generally
            recognized standing, that reflects the increase or decrease of the
            purchasing power of the dollar.

      (2)   In addition to the regular salary, Employee may receive a bonus
            pursuant to a bonus program established by Employer. The amount and
            time of payment of such bonus and requirements to obtain such bonus
            shall be as set forth on Attachment B- 1.

B.    PAID TIME OFF. Each calendar year (which shall be defined as January 1
      through December 31), Employee shall be entitled paid time off, during
      which time Employee's compensation shall continue to be paid in full, in
      the following amounts:

                                       B-1

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YEARS OF FULL-TIME PAID TIME-OFF EMPLOYMENT PER CALENDAR YEAR - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- During the 1st calendar year Equivalent of 1 day per full month worked - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the 2nd calendar year 12 days if employed less than 6 months in 1st calendar year 14 days if employed 6 months or more in the 1st calendar year - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the 3rd calendar year and 17 days thereafter - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The scheduling of time off shall be subject to the prior approval of Employer. Paid time off is to include time absent from work (i) for vacation, (ii)due to illness or injury or (iii) for the purpose of attending continuing education conferences and meetings. Once Employee has used all paid time off for a calendar year, any additional time taken off by Employee during the same calendar year shall be without pay. Paid time-off not used in one Calendar Year may not be accrued and used in the subsequent Calendar Year. All unused paid time-off at the time of termination of employment shall be forfeited. If Employee is currently employed by Employer a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Employer at the time of the ;execution of this Agreement, when determining the number of years of employment for purposes of this section, Employee shall be given credit for all years of employment during Employee's current period of employment by Employer. In addition to the above referenced paid time off, Employee shall be entitled to the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. C. DISABILITY. If Employee is unable to perform Employee's duties by reason of illness, injury, or any other disability, Employee shall be entitled to receive compensation during the period of such inability as follows: (1) If Employee is unable to perform Employee's duties by reason of a disability, including illness, injury, or other incapacity (including pregnancy), then for the period of such disability up to a period of forty-five thirty (45) days, including the use of any and all accrued and unused paid time-off, Employee shall be entitled to receive Employee's regular salary as specified in this Agreement but in no event shall Employee be entitled to receive compensation under such circumstances for more than forty-five (45) continuous days, or any forty-five (45) days during a period of one (1) year, including the use of any and all accrued and unused paid time off, provided that the compensation under this section C shall cease the date Employee is first eligible to receive payment of disability benefits under any disability insurance coverage provided by Employer. B-2 (2) While Employee is receiving compensation pursuant to this section C, Employee shall be eligible to participate in all employee benefits provided by Employer to the extent allowed under each of the benefit programs. (3) All accrued and unused used paid time-off of Employee for the current calendar year shall first be used in connection with time-off for a disability and shall be deducted from Employee's forty-five (45) days of paid disability pursuant to this section C. (4) If a controversy shall arise concerning the existence, cause, duration, or extent of disability claimed by Employee, the matter shall be resolved by a qualified independent physician mutually acceptable to Employee and Employer, who will make his determination in writing. If the parties can not agree as to a qualified independent physician, Employer shall appoint one physician and Employee shall appoint one physician, and the two physicians shall appoint a qualified independent physician who shall make a determination in writing. The determination of disability pursuant to this section C shall be final and binding on the parties. D. INDEMNIFICATION. Employer agrees to, and shall hereby, hold harmless and fully indemnify Employee of and from any and all liability, damage, cost or expense whatsoever incurred, relating to, or by reason of, acts and/or omissions of Employee in the course of employment pursuant to this Agreement, except to the extent that such liability, damage, cost, or expense is the result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Employee. E. EDUCATION AND LICENSES. Following the completion of the first six (6) months of the Initial Term of this Agreement, Employer shall pay for or reimburse Employee for approved expenses related to Employee's continuing education and licenses, up to a maximum of $500.00 per calendar year if Employee is licensed to dispense or prescribe diagnostic pharmaceutical agents or to a maximum of $750.00 per calendar year if Employee is licensed to dispense or prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents and Employee uses said license in providing services pursuant to this Agreement. F. DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. 1. DEFINITION. "Confidential Information" shall mean all patient lists, patient account information, patient examination records, and any other records and books relating in any manner to the patients and business records of Employer (whether such records, books or lists are prepared by Employee or otherwise come into the possession or use of Employee). "Confidential Information" shall also mean any accounting, sales, advertising, vision insurance plan information, marketing or management information, methods or techniques, any business plans such as refractive and photo-refractive surgery plans and information, any computer programs and routines of Employer and any other information of any kind whatsoever, whether written B-3 or not, concerning, directly or indirectly, Employer, its plans, programs or operations, which information is not generally known in the industry or business in which Employer is or may become engaged during Employee's employment with Employer. 2. PROTECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, ETC. Employee shall not, at any time either during or after employment with Employer, in any manner, directly or indirectly, divulge, disclose, or communicate to any person, firm, corporation, association, or any other business entity, or use for personal benefit or for any other purpose than the exclusive benefit of Employer, its subsidiaries, successors, or assigns, Confidential Information or any information whatsoever concerning matters affecting or relating to the business of Employer which Employee knows or has reason to know would be valuable to competitors or potential competitors of Employer. Furthermore, but not by way of limitation to the foregoing, Employee shall not (i) make known to any person or business entity the names or addresses of any of the patients of Employer or any other information pertaining to such patients or (ii) call on, or solicit, or attempt to call on, or solicit any of the patients of Employer with whom Employee became acquainted or was assigned to examine during Employee's employment with Employer; provided that this prohibition shall not apply to advertisements in newspapers of general circulation or telephone directories, including the Yellow Pages. 3. BOOKS AND RECORDS. Employee shall not, other than as necessary in the ordinary course of business, make copies of any books, documents, records or other written or printed, photographic, encoded, taped, electrostatically or electromagnetically encoded date or information of whatever nature (hereinafter the "documents") of Employer. Employee shall not, Without the prior written approval of Employer, remove any of the foregoing documents or copies thereof from the premises of the Company, and shall not, without the prior written approval of Employer, make available to third parties 'access to said Employer documents. Employee agrees that all records and books relating in any manner whatsoever to the patients, whether prepared by Employee or otherwise in the possession of Employee shall be exclusive property of Employer. All such books and records shall be immediately returned to Employer by Employee upon any termination of employment. 4. PRESCRIPTIONS. Except as otherwise may be provided by law, lens prescriptions that may be written by Employee during the term of this agreement shall be and remain the exclusive property of Employer and Employee shall not use the same in any manner for any purpose whatever upon termination of the employment relationship without the prior written consent of Employer. B-4 G. COMPETITIVE Activities. During the term of employment with Employer and for a period of one (1) year thereafter, Employee shall not, directly or indirectly (whether for compensation or otherwise), alone or as officer, director, shareholder (excepting not more than 1% stockholdings for investment purposes in securities of publicly held and traded companies), partner, associate, employee, agent, principal, trustee, co-venturer, consultant or owner, own, manage, operate, join, control, advise or otherwise participate with or become interested in or associated with any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity which intends to engage, or is engaged, in the business of providing or rendering optometric services at, or within the Radius (as herein after defined) of any office or store of Employer in which Employee has provided services on a regular basis for sixteen (16) or more hours per week or one thousand (1,000) hours during the last twelve (12) months of this Agreement. The provisions of this section G shall survive the termination of this Agreement. For the purposes of this Agreement, the "Radius" shall mean (i) three (3) miles of any office or store of Employer which is not Within the District of Columbia or (ii) one-half (1/2) mile of any office or store in Washington, D.C. Employee hereby stipulates and agrees that Employer will suffer severe harm if Employee violates the restrictive covenant set forth in this Section G. Employee further stipulates and agrees that the parties may be unable to quantify the severe harm to Employer and, accordingly, Employee shall pay to Employer the amount of $25,000.00 in the event Employee violates this Section G. H. SOLICITATION OF EMPLOYEES. Employee agrees that during the term of this Agreement, and for a period of one (1) year thereafter, without the written consent of Employer, Employee will not directly or indirectly contact or solicit to employ, or employ, any of the then current or past employees of Employer, any subsidiary or affiliate of Employer or any employees of any company which is providing management services to Employer or said company's subsidiaries or affiliates, unless such person shall have ceased to be employed by Employer (or its subsidiary or affiliate or the company managing Employer or said company's subsidiary or affthate, as the case may be) and such cessation of employment shall have occurred at least twelve (12) months prior thereto; provided this prohibition shall not apply to general advertisements in newspaper or other widely distributed publications, media, or mail, whether electronic or otherwise. B-5 ATTACHMENT "B-1" (Attached to and incorporated into the foregoing Employment Agreement) BONUS Employee shall be entitled to participate in a performance based bonus plan as established by Employer, which bonus plan may be amended, revised or terminated, in the discretion of Employer. Dated: ____________________, 199__. Dr. Samit's Hour Eyes Optometrist, P.C. ("Employer") By: _______________________________ Title: ____________________________ ___________________________________ ____________________, O.D. ("Employee") EXHIBIT 4.3B EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (PRESIDENT OF PRACTICE) SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT 4.3A EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (PRESIDENT OF PRACTICE) EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") made and entered into as of the day of September, 1997, by and between Dr. Samit's Hour Eyes Optometrist, P.C., a Virginia professional corporation (the "Company"), or its assigns, and Daniel Poth, O.D. ("Executive" or "Dr. Poth"); W I T N E S S E T H: WHEREAS, pursuant to that certain Stock Purchase Agreement dated as of September ___, 1997 (the "Stock Purchase Agreement"), by and among Dr. Poth, Dr. Robert A. Samit and Dr. Michael Davidson, Dr. Poth purchased all of the capital stock of the Company (the "Acquisition"); and WHEREAS, Employee is duly licensed to practice optometry in the Commonwealth of Virginia and desires to accept employment to practice optometry as an employee of Employer; WHEREAS, in connection with the Acquisition and the other transactions related thereto, Executive is required to enter into this Agreement concurrent with the consummation of the Acquisition; and WHEREAS, Executive desires to serve in the employment of the Company on the terms and conditions set forth below; NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth, the parties hereto agree as follows: 1. EMPLOYMENT. The Company hereby employs Executive to serve as President of the Company, and Executive hereby accepts such employment, upon the terms and conditions set forth herein. 2. TERM. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the date hereof (the "Effective Date") and shall terminate on December 31, 2002, subject to earlier termination and extension as hereinafter provided (the "Term"). Thereafter, this Agreement shall automatically renew for successive five-year terms unless either party gives written notice of its election not to renew at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the then current period. In the event of such extension, all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. 3. DUTIES, QUALIFICATIONS AND OPTOMETRIC RECORDS. (a) During the Term, Executive shall serve as the President of the Company with such title, duties and responsibilities as established from time to tune by the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board"), or such person who may be appointed by the Board to oversee the operations of the Company. Such duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the management of the other optometrists employed by the Company and the operations of the Company in Virginia and such other states as the Company has operations. Executive agrees that he will devote substantially all of his full business time, attention and energies to the business of the Company, and to the performance of his duties hereunder. Executive shall devote his time and attention to the duties of the Company, and shall not engage in the practice of optometry except as an employee of the Company or with respect to the stores of Hour Eyes, Inc. pursuant to that certain optometric director agreement between Executive, an entity owned by Executive, and Hour Eyes, Inc. Executive will at all times report to the board of directors of the Company or such person who may be appointed by the Board to oversee the operations of the Company and its direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates. Executive shall abide by all of the Company's policies and procedures, as may be adopted from time to time by the Company. Executive shall maintain a valid and unrestricted license to practice optometry in each state or other jurisdiction 'in which the Company provides optometry services. (b) Executive shall, in accordance with the Company's policies, cause to be properly prepared and filed reports of all examinations, procedures and other professional services performed by himself and the other employees of the Company. The ownership and right of control of all reports, records and supporting documents prepared for and/or maintained by the Company belongs to the Company. In addition, Executive shall promptly submit such additional records as the Company deems to be required by any third party payors. In the event that the Executive's employment with the Company is terminated, to the extent that Executive has any rights in such patient records, Executive agrees that such rights will be transferred to, and the records shall remain with, the Company, and Executive shall have no ongoing rights with respect thereto. 4. COMPENSATION. (a) BASE COMPENSATION. During the term of this Agreement, the Company shall pay to Executive a salary at an annual rate of $125,000 MULTIPLIED, in the case of years ending after December 31, 1998, by the Inflation Adjustment (the "Base Salary"). The Base Salary shall be payable during the Term in substantially equal installments not less frequently than monthly in accordance with the Company's standard payroll policy or in such other 'installments as the parties may mutually agree. The "Inflation Adjustment" for any year shall be equal to the fraction the numerator of which is the revised Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index for all Items and Major Group Figures for All Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average (1982-84=100) (the "Index") for December of the preceding year and the denominator of which is the Index for September, 1997. If the Inflation Adjustment or another amount cannot be calculated when any of the Base Salary is due, an estimated Base Salary amount shall be paid and an appropriate adjusting payment shall be made as soon as such adjustment can be calculated. Appropriate modification to the Inflation Adjustment shall be made if the Index shall cease to be updated as of the end of each calendar year. (b) REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES. The Company shall reimburse Executive, in accordance with the Company's policy in effect from time to time, for all reasonable travel, entertainment and other business expenses incurred by Executive in the performance of his duties and responsibilities hereunder. (c) NET PAYMENTS. The amount of any gross payments provided for in this Agreement shall be paid net of any applicable withholding required under federal, state or local law. 5. BENEFITS. Executive shall be entitled to receive the benefits made available or applicable from time to time to the employees of the Company; provided, however, that the receipt of such benefits by Executive shall be subject to the Company's eligibility and enrollment requirements pertaining to such benefit programs. Executive shall be eligible for four weeks paid vacation per year in accordance with the Company's vacation policy. 6. CONFIDENTIALITY AND COMPETITIVE ACTIVITIES. (a) CONFIDENTIALITY. Executive acknowledges that during his employment with the Company, the Company has and will continue to disclose to him the confidential affairs and proprietary information of the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates which is developed by and belongs to the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including matters of a business nature such as information about costs, profits, markets, sales, trade secrets, potential patents and other business ideas, customer lists, supplier and vendor lists, plans for future developments and/or acquisitions, and information of any other kind not known within the optical retail industry generally (collectively, "Confidential Matters"). Executive further acknowledges that the Company would not hire Executive or disclose these Confidential Matters to Executive without the promises made by Executive in this Section 6. In light of the foregoing, Executive agrees: (i) To keep secret all Confidential Matters of the Company and of any affiliates of the Company, and of any third party to whom the Company is bound by a confidentiality agreement, and not to disclose them to anyone outside of the Company or its affiliates, or otherwise use them or use his knowledge of them for his own benefit or for the benefit of any third party, including, without limitation, use of the trade secrets, trade names or trademarks of the Company, either during or after the Tenn, except with the Company's prior written consent; and (ii) To deliver promptly to the Company at the termination of the Term, or at any time the Company may request, all memoranda, notices, records, reports and other documents (and all copies thereof) relating to the business of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, including, but not limited to, Confidential Matters, which he may then possess or have under his control. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, the term "Confidential Matters" does not include information which (1) is or becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of any disclosure by Executive or (ii) Executive is compelled to disclose by judicial or administrative process; provided, that in the case of any such requirement or purported requirement Executive shall provide written notice to the Company prior to producing such information, which notice shall be given at least ten (10) days prior to the producing such information, if practicable, so that the Company may seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy. (b) COMPETITIVE ACTIVITIES. Executive expressly recognizes and acknowledges that the terms and condition of this Section 6(b) are reasonable as to time, area and scope of restricted activity, necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the Company, and are not unduly burdensome to Executive. For a period commencing on the Effective Date and ending twenty-four (24) months following the effective date of a termination of Executive's employment (for any reason whatsoever), Executive shall not, directly or indirectly (whether for compensation or otherwise), alone or as officer, director, stockholder (excepting not more than 1% stockholdings for investment purposes in securities of publicly held and traded companies), partner, associate, employee, agent, principal, creditor, guarantor, trustee, salesman, consultant, or any other capacity, take any action in or participate with or become interested in or associated with any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity whatsoever that is engaged in the business of the retail sale of optical goods in any of the geographic areas consisting of each county or parish or district (with respect to the District of Columbia) and each county, parish or district contiguous thereto, in which (i) a store is located that is owned, operated or managed by the Company as of the date of termination of employment or (11) the Company has affirmative plans (evidenced by documentation) to commence operations as of the date of termination of employment and Executive has actively participated in such plans (such activities are hereinafter referred to as the "Competitive Activities" and the restricted area is hereinafter referred to as the "Restricted Area"). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive shall be permitted to: (A) own and operate a single store location for the purpose selling optical goods and providing optometric services provided that such store not affiliated with any national, regional or local optical retailer and such store location is not within a one and one-half (1 1/2) three mile radius (one-half (1/2) mile with respect to stores in Washington D.C. and three (3) miles with respect to the store located in South Lakes, Virginia) of (i) a store location that is owned, operated or managed by the Company as of the date of termination of employment or (ii) a location in which the Company has affirmative plans (evidenced by documentation) to commence operations as of the date of termination of employment and Executive has actively participated in such plans; or (B) be employed by a national or regional optical retailer with operations in the Restricted Area, provided that Executive is not directly supervising optometrists or other employees of such retailers' operations within the Restricted Area; and. (C) provide part-time optometric services, up to 3 days a week, for any optometrist, optical retailers or professional corporation; provided that his sole duties shall consist of providing optometric examinations; and provided further that Executive has first offered his services to the Company and Hour Eyes, Inc. at the market rate and the Company and Hour Eyes, Inc. has declined to provide such part-time employment. The foregoing exceptions to the prohibitions against Competitive Activities shall not release Executive, or waive any rights of the Company with respect to, any of Executive's other covenants, obligations or duties hereunder including without limitation, the provisions of Section 6(a), 6(c) and 6(d). (c) ANTISOLICITATION. Executive agrees that during the Tenn of this Agreement, and for a period of two (2) years thereafter, he will not influence or attempt to influence customers (including customers with respect to managed care plans), of the Company or any of its present or future direct or indirect subsidiaries or affiliates, either directly or indirectly, to divert their business to any individual, partnership, firm, corporation or other entity then in competition with the business of the Company or any subsidiary or affiliate of the Company; provided this prohibition shall not apply to general advertisements in newspaper or other widely distributed publications, media, or mail, whether electronic or otherwise. (d) SOLICITING EMPLOYEES. Executive agrees that during the Term of this Agreement, and for a period of two (2) years thereafter, "without the written consent of the Company such consent to be given only after Executive is no longer a shareholder of the Company, he will not directly or indirectly contact or solicit to employ, or employ, any of the then current or past employees of the Company or any subsidiary or affiliate of the Company unless such person shall have ceased to be employed by the Company (or its subsidiary or affiliate, as the case may be) and such cessation of employment shall have occurred at least twelve (12) months prior thereto; provided this prohibition shall not apply to general advertisements in newspaper or other widely distributed publications, media, or mail, whether electronic or otherwise. 7. REMEDIES FOR BREACH. In addition to the rights and remedies provided in Section 16, and without waiving the same if Executive breaches, or threatens to breach, any of the provisions of Section 6, the Company shall have the following rights and remedies, in addition to any others, each of which shall be independent of the other and severally enforceable: (i) The right and remedy to have such provisions specifically enforced by any court having equity jurisdiction together with an accounting for any benefit or gain by Executive in connection with any such breach. Executive specifically acknowledges and agrees that any breach or threatened breach of the provisions of Section 6 will cause irreparable injury to the Company and that money damages will not provide an adequate remedy to the Company. Such injunction shall be available without the posting of any bond or other security. (ii) The right and remedy to require Executive to account for and pay over to the Company all compensation, profits, monies, accruals, increments or other benefits (hereinafter collectively the "Benefits") derived or received, directly or indirectly, by Executive as a result of any transactions constituting a breach of any of the provisions of Section 6, Executive hereby agreeing to account for and pay over the Benefits to the Company. (iii) The right to terminate Executive's employment pursuant to Section 8(c). (iv) Upon discovery by the Company of a breach or threatened breach of Section 6, the right to immediately suspend payments to Executive under Section 8, pending a resolution of the dispute. If any covenant contained in Section 6 or any portion thereof is hereafter construed to be invalid or unenforceable, the same shall not affect the remainder of the covenant or covenants contained therein, which shall be given full effect, without regard to the invalid portions, and any court having jurisdiction shall reform the covenant to the extent necessary to cause the limitations contained therein as to time, geographical area and scope of activity to be restrained to be reasonable and to impose a restraint that is not greater than necessary to protect the goodwill and other business interest of the Company and to enforce the covenant as reformed. The parties hereto intend to and hereby confer jurisdiction to enforce the covenants contained in Section 6 upon the courts of any state or other jurisdiction in which any alleged breach of any such covenant occurs. If the courts of any of one or more of such states or other jurisdictions shall hold such covenants not wholly enforceable by reason of the scope thereof or otherwise, it is the intention of the parties hereto that such determination not bar or in any way affect the Company's right to the relief provided above in the courts of any other states or jurisdictions as to breaches of such covenants in such other respective states or jurisdictions, and the above covenants as they relate to each state or jurisdiction being, for this purpose, severable into diverse and independent covenants. If any court determines that such covenants are unenforceable, the Company shall be relieved of all obligations under this Agreement and Executive shall not be entitled to any payments which are suspended pursuant to Section 7(iv). 8. TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT. (a) DEATH. This Agreement shall automatically terminate upon the death of Executive. During the Tenn, if Executive's employment is terminated due to his death, Executive's estate shall be entitled to receive the Base Salary set forth in Section 4 accrued through the end of the month in which the death occurs; provided, however, Executive's estate shall not be entitled to any bonus payments (except as otherwise provided in the applicable bonus plan) or any other benefits (except as provided by law). (b) DISABILITY. If Executive is unable to perform his services by reason of mental or physical Disability (as herein defined), the Company may terminate this Agreement at any time. Upon termination of Executive's employment due to Disability, Executive shall be entitled to receive the Base Salary set forth in Section 4 accrued through the date on which Executive is first eligible to receive payment of disability benefits under the employee benefit plans as then in effect, and if no such plan Is in effect, through the month ending one hundred eighty (180) days after onset of Disability and Executive shall not be entitled to any bonus payments (except as otherwise provided in the applicable bonus plan) or any other benefits (except as provided by law). The term "Disability" shall mean an infirmity preventing Executive from performing his duties for a period of more than three (3) consecutive months where no reasonable accommodation is available or where a reasonable accommodation would create an undue burden on the Company. Any question as to the existence of the Disability of Executive as to which Executive and the Company cannot agree shall be determined in writing by a qualified independent physician mutually acceptable to Executive and the Company. If the Executive and the Company cannot agree as to a qualified independent physician, each shall appoint such a physician and those two physicians shall select a third who shall make such determination in writing. The determination of Disability made in writing to the Company and Executive shall be final and conclusive for all purposes of the Agreement. (c) TERMINATION FOR CAUSE. The Company may terminate this Agreement at any time for "Cause" in accordance with the procedures provided below. Termination of this Agreement for "Cause" shall mean termination upon (i) the breach of any material provision of this Agreement by Executive, (ii) commission of an act punishable by imprisonment, (iii) willful and continued failure to substantially perform his duties hereunder (other than as a result of total or partial incapacity due to physical or mental illness), (iv) the engaging by Executive in conduct that is injurious to the Company, monetarily or otherwise, including, without limitation, embezzlement, fraud, theft, dishonesty, misfeasance, insubordination, malfeasance, and neglect of duties, (v) violation of the Company's ethics policy or any material violation or repeated violations by Executive of the other policies and procedures promulgated from time to time by the Company, (vi) current alcohol or drug abuse by Executive, (vii) the suspension, revocation or cancellation of Employee's right to practice optometry in any state or the District of Columbia; or (viii) Executive ceases to be a shareholder of the Company. In the event of termination of Executive's employment for Cause, Executive shall be entitled to receive only the Base Salary set forth in Section 4 accrued through the date of termination and he shall not be entitled to any bonus payments or other benefits (except as provided by law). (d) OTHER TERMINATION BY THE COMPANY. The Company may terminate this Agreement at any time without "Cause" by providing thirty (30) days prior written notice to Executive. If the Company terminates this Agreement at any time without Cause (i.e., other than pursuant to Section 8(b) or 8(c) above), or the Company elects not to renew the Tenn as provided in Section 2 hereof, the Company shall be obligated to pay Executive, and Executive shall be entitled to receive only, the Base Salary set forth in Section 4 accrued through the date of termination and he shall not be entitled to any bonus payments or other benefits (except as provided by law). (e) TERMINATION BY EXECUTIVE. Executive may terminate this Agreement upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to the Company; provided, however, Executive shall not be entitled to terminate this Agreement so long as he is a shareholder of the Company. Termination shall be effective at the expiration of the notice period. All obligations of the Company under this Agreement shall end on the effective date of termination and the Company shall have no further obligations under this Agreement, including, but not limited to payment of salary, bonuses or any similar compensation or benefits. Notwithstanding the notice provided by Executive, the Company, in its sole discretion, may choose to accept Executive's resignation immediately. In that event, the Company's only obligation to Executive will be to pay the Base Salary Executive would have received during the notice period. 9. EFFECT OF TERMINATION. Upon the termination of this Agreement, whether by the expiration of the Term specified in Section 2 or pursuant to Section 8, the rights of Executive which shall have accrued prior to the date of such termination shall not be affected in any way. Except as provided in Section 8(d), Executive shall not have any rights which have not previously accrued upon termination of this Agreement. 10. FEES. The Company shall have the exclusive authority to determine the amount and nature of all fees and the procedure for establishing the fees to be charged patients of the Company, even though such patients might be treated solely by the Company in the course of Executive's employment by the Company. 11. OWNERSHIP OF FEES AND INCOME. All income generated by Executive for Executive's professional services and all activities related thereto shall belong to the Company, whether paid directly to the Company or the Executive. Executive may be required (and agrees upon request of the Company so to do) to render a true accounting of all transactions relating to Executive's practice during the course of his employment. 12. COMMUNICATIONS. All notices and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when (a) delivered by hand (with written confirmation of receipt), (b) sent by facsimile (with written confirmation of receipt), provided that a copy is mailed by registered mail, return receipt requested, or (c) when received by the addressee, if sent by a nationally recognized overnight delivery service (receipt requested), in each case to the respective addresses set forth below, or to such other addresses as either party may have furnished to the other in writing in accordance herewith, except that notice of a change of address shall be effective only upon actual receipt; to the Company: the Company, at 5568 General Washington Dr., Suite A-215, Alexandria, Virginia 22312, for the attention of the President; and to Executive: Daniel Poth, O.D., 5401 North 20th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22205. 13. AMENDMENTS OR ADDITIONS. No amendments or additions to this Agreement shall be binding or effective unless in writing and signed by all parties hereto. 14. BINDING EFFECT; ASSIGNABILITY. This Agreement shall be binding upon, and shall inure to the benefit of, Executive; the obligations of Executive hereunder are personal and this Agreement may not be assigned by Executive. This Agreement is completely assignable by the Company without notice to or consent of Executive. This Agreement shall be binding upon, and shall inure to the benefit of, the Company and shall also bind and inure to the benefit of any successor of the Company by merger or consolidation or any assignee of all or substantially all of its properties. 15. HEADINGS, REFERENCES. The headings used in this Agreement are included solely for convenience and shall not affect, or be used 'in connection with, the interpretation of this Agreement. References to a "Section" when used without further attribution shall refer to the particular sections of this Agreement. 16. BINDING ARBITRATION. Subject to the rights of any party to seek injunctive relief pursuant to Section 7 above and without waiving the same, the parties agree that all disputes, controversies or claims that may arise among them (including their agents and employees), arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be submitted to, and determined by, binding arbitration. Such arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules then in effect of the American Arbitration Association, except to the extent such rules are inconsistent with this Section 16. The arbitrator shall apply the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia (without regard to conflict of law rules) in determining the substance of the dispute, controversy or claim and shall decide the same in accordance with applicable usages and terms of trade. The fees of the arbitration initially shall be paid one-half by the Company and one-half by Executive; provided, however, that the prevailing party in any such arbitration shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the arbitration. Any award pursuant to such arbitration shall be final and binding upon the parties, and judgment on the award may be entered in any federal or state court sitting in any court having jurisdiction. The obligations set forth in this Section 16 shall survive the termination of this Agreement. THE COMPANY AND EMPLOYEE EACH KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY GIVE UP ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY WHICH MAY ARISE BETWEEN THEM. 17. MISCELLANEOUS. No provision of this Agreement may be modified, waived or discharged unless such waiver, modification or discharge is agreed to in writing and signed by Executive and such officer as may be specifically designated by the Board. No waiver by either party hereto at any time of any breach by the other party hereto of, or compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by such other party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same or at any prior or subsequent time. No agreements or representations, oral or otherwise, express or implied, with respect to the subject matter hereof have been made by either party which are not expressly set forth in this Agreement. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Virginia without regard to its conflicts of law principles. 18. SURVIVING PROVISIONS. The obligations of the Company under Section 8, of Executive under Sections 3(b), 6 and 7, and of both the Company and Executive under Section 16 shall survive the expiration of the Term of this Agreement. 19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties superseding all prior agreements and all other negotiations, letter of intent, memoranda of understandings, and representations (if any) made by and among such parties, and may not be modified or amended, and no waiver shall be effective, unless by written document signed by both parties hereto. Notwithstanding its foregoing, the parties agree that the provisions of Section 6 shall be in addition to, and shall not supersede, similar provisions contained in the Stock Purchase Agreement. The Company and Executive have each had an opportunity to consult with counsel of their choice regarding the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and each understands the consequences of entering into and complying with the terms and conditions of the Agreement. 20. PRONOUNS. In this Agreement, the use of any gender shall be deemed to include all genders, and the use of the singular shall include the plural, wherever it appears appropriate from the context. 21. ENFORCEMENT COSTS. If any legal action or other proceeding, including arbitration, is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any provisions of this Agreement, the prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs and all expenses even if not taxable as court costs, incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which such party or parties may be entitled. 22. SEVERABILITY. The provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed severable and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions hereof. 23. COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and all of which, taken together, shall constitute one and the same instrument. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement effective as of the day and year first above written. DR. SAMIT'S HOUR EYES OPTOMETRIST, P.C. By: _________________________________ Title:______________________________ EXECUTIVE: _____________________________________ Daniel Poth, O.D. EXHIBIT "4.7A" COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE
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EXHIBIT "4.7B" PROFESSIONALS EXECUTING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS Janna Angeles, O. D. Melissa Barbor, O.D. Scott Baron, O.D. William Bauscher, O.D. Cathy Berwald, O.D. Neil Bleakley, O.D. Amy Chu, O. D. John Cochran, O.D. James Gomez, O.D. Kathryn Parn, O.D. Eric Ruta, O.D. Heloi Stark, O.D. EXHIBIT 4.12 SHAREHOLDERS' UNDERTAKING TO MAINTAIN PRACTICE'S CORPORATE EXISTENCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF COVENANTS NOT TO COMPETE As an inducement to the Professional Business Manager to enter into this Professional Business Management Agreement with the Practice or as required in the Professional Business Management Agreement, each of the undersigned person(s), having an ownership interest in the Practice, irrevocably and unconditionally covenants and agrees to maintain in good standing the corporate existence of the Practice under the laws of the Commonwealth and to cause the Practice to use its best efforts to enforce employment agreements (including the Restrictive Covenant described in Section 4.7) against any individuals violating such employment agreements (and covenants not to compete). The undersigned persons further unconditionally covenant and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Professional Business Manager from and against any and all claims requirements, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting in any manner from the failure of the Practice to remain in good standing under the laws of the Commonwealth or the failure of the Practice to use its best efforts to enforce the aforesaid employment agreements and the Restrictive Covenants described in Section 4.7 of such Professional Business Management Agreement, a copy of which has been delivered to the undersigned for his review. The undersigned acknowledges that he or she has received adequate consideration for the execution hereof This undertaking may be assumed by a successor Shareholder or Shareholders, whereupon the undersigned shall be released to the extent of such assumption, provided that any such successor Shareholder executes a form similar to this. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned(s) have executed this Shareholders' Undertaking as of the day and year written opposite such shareholder's name. Date: __________, 1997 ______________________________ Shareholder EXHIBIT 5.1* *Indicates information has been omitted and separately filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to an application for an order declaring confidential treatment thereof. EXHIBIT 6.4 SHAREHOLDERS' UNDERTAKING TO CARRY OUT PRACTICE'S PURCHASE OBLIGATION As an inducement to the Professional Business Manager to enter into this Professional Business Management Agreement with the Practice or as required in the Professional Business Management Agreement, each of the undersigned person(s), having an ownership interest in the Practice, irrevocably and unconditionally covenants and agrees subject to the limitations contained in the Professional Business Management Agreement to (i) cause the Practice to carry out the purchase obligation described in Section 6.4 of the Professional Business Management Agreement, (ii) personally execute and deliver the security agreements referred to in Section 6.4(d) of such Professional Business Management Agreement, a copy of which has been delivered to the undersigned for his review, and (iii) execute the documents described in Section 6.5. The undersigned acknowledges that he or she has received adequate consideration for the execution hereof. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned(s) have executed this Shareholders' Undertaking as of the day and year written opposite such shareholder's name. Date: _________________, 1997 ______________________________ Shareholder

Basic Info X:

Name: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT
Type: Professional Business Management Agreement
Date: June 10, 1998
Company: EYE CARE CENTERS OF AMERICA INC
State: Texas

Other info:

Date:

  • September 30 , 1997
  • January 1
  • 2nd calendar year 12 days
  • 1st calendar year 14 days
  • Christmas Day
  • last twelve 12
  • December 31 , 2002
  • December 31 , 1998
  • September , 1997

Organization:

  • Visionary MSO , Inc.
  • Adjusted Gross Revenue of the Practice
  • Visionary Retail Management , Inc.
  • Office Expense or Dispensary Expense
  • Retail Business Manager Expense
  • Board of Optometry
  • Professional Retail Business Manager and Retail Business Manager
  • Practice Advisory Counsel
  • Practice 's Board of Directors
  • Professional Eye Care Services or Clinical Duties
  • the Management Services
  • Professional Business Manager Expense
  • billable Professional Eye Care Services
  • Professional Business Manager for Professional Eye Care Services
  • Practice any Office Expense
  • Retail Business Management Agreement
  • Professional Business Manager and Retail Business Manager
  • Practice 's Shareholders
  • Professional Practice Account
  • Practice to Professional Business Manager
  • Practice of Professional Business Manager
  • Management Fee calculation
  • Practice Advisory Council
  • American Arbitration Association 's Commercial Mediation Rules
  • Professional Business Management Agreement by Professional Business Manager
  • Third Party Claim
  • General Washington Drive Suite
  • Cox & Smith Incorporated 112 E. Pecan
  • Employee and Employer
  • Employee for Employee
  • Three Thousand Dollars
  • Board of Directors of Employer
  • Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars
  • United States Department of Labor
  • Within the District of Columbia
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index
  • Major Group Figures for All Urban Consumers
  • Confidential Matters to Executive
  • Hour Eyes , Inc.
  • Disability of Executive
  • Base Salary Executive
  • 5568 General Washington Dr.
  • Commercial Arbitration Rules
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

Location:

  • Delaware
  • U. S. City
  • San Antonio
  • Texas
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia
  • United States
  • Tyson
  • Fairfax County
  • P.C.
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • U.S.
  • South Lakes
  • District of Columbia
  • Alexandria
  • O.D.
  • Arlington
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland

Money:

  • $ 15,000
  • $ 50,000
  • $ 139,000.00
  • $ 1,000,000
  • $ 3,000
  • $ 250,000
  • $ 500.00
  • $ 750.00
  • $ 25,000.00
  • $ 125,000

Person:

  • Parry
  • Robert Brodney
  • James B. Smith
  • Mark Pearson
  • Robert A. Samit
  • Michael Davidson
  • Daniel Poth
  • Janna Angeles
  • O. D. Melissa Barbor
  • Scott Baron
  • William Bauscher
  • Cathy Berwald
  • Neil Bleakley
  • Amy Chu
  • O. D. John Cochran
  • James Gomez
  • Kathryn Parn
  • Eric Ruta

Percent:

  • eight percent
  • 8 %
  • one percent 1 %
  • ten percent
  • 10 %
  • 1 % percent