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    Phone rings and conversation goes like this

    Hello



    Hello I have lost a lens out of my glasses can you replace it?



    Did you purchase your glasses from us?

    No, I got them somewhere else and I do not know where.

    Do you have your prescription?

    I just want to know if you can replace my lens

    I can replace your lens but I need your prescription.

    Bang Slam mmm mmm the line goes dead

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    Do we deal with intelligent people or what?
    Last edited by Karenrp1956; 02-23-2006 at 05:33 PM.

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    How 'bout the ones who ask for Variflux Transmissionals.

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    Last week I had someone looking at the Bolles. He picked out a model that was polarized and had a back side AR. He liked them a lot. He said that his doctor told him that he has a medical problem with the light and vision and needed presciption sunglasses. He gives me a presciption that essentially says that he needs presciption sunglasses, but no RX. I did not recognize the doctor then recognized that it was a MD, his family doctor. I told him this is not an RX for suns, but instead something saying that he need an RX for suns. He then told me that he doubts he needs a RX. I said I do not know, but the doctor said you do and you should get your eyes examined. He then says that he does not want to because his plan only covers him once every two years and he had one three months ago. I said that we could use that one.

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    stupid people

    do you carry polybicarbonate lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just eyes
    I can't believe it. All of these professional opticians and nobody has mentioned the best one of all..... How much is a screw?
    and just today I caught myself saying, "Dang, I need a bigger screw."


    Paula

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    Stupidest question, and I seem to get this one periodically:


    "Why do my glasses move up and down when I do this?" (Pt. is moving glasses up and down with their hands)

    On an aside, this doesn't pertain to stupid questions but I feel it must be said, but don't you hate it when a patient comes in, opens a battered eyeglass case to show you frame catastrophe and they say: "I opened up the case, and the glasses were just like this!"

    (I actually told a customer once that I would fix up the glasses and replace the case...it MUST be defective.)
    :drop:

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    Big Smile We had a lady. . .

    who came in today for an adjustment and wanted to know at what altitude deer became elk. We could tell she was a tourist!

    :hammer:

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    I had a woman this week complain that her lenses never seemed clean, they had AR. I asked her how she washed them and she asked me" I am supposed to wash them?" She had NEVER washed them. She just wiped them with her never washed cloth.

    I told her to rinse them and use mild soap or AR cleaner.

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    "Can you buff these scratches out?"

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    "Can you buff these scratches out?"


    LOL - forgot about that one!

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    I just thought up a new answer to that question: "Yes, but it costs (cost of replacement lenses) and takes 7 working days. Or you could just order replacement lenses for these. Takes 7 working days."

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    brilliant!

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    How about when the patient holds a pair of glasses up beside their face and asks how they look on her?

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    My favorite:



    Do you have an obstetrician (OB, cause I am sure I spelled it wrong) on duty to check my eyes? :hammer:


    If they have eyes there they have much bigger problems then my OB/OD can handle!
    ~Cindy

    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." -Catherine Aird-

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    "How much does a pair of glasses cost?"
    ...Just ask me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartus
    I just thought up a new answer to that question: "Yes, but it costs (cost of replacement lenses) and takes 7 working days. Or you could just order replacement lenses for these. Takes 7 working days."

    Ahh... man .... that is awesome ... I want to use that one just one ! Dang ...
    "I just love the smell of Optidirt in the morning.

    Smells like------Victory." -- Uncle Fester :p


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    How about "I need some contacts"....slaps down a glasses rx on the counter. I just take a deep breath before I respond, hoping they just gave me the wrong rx and do not really think that glasses and contacts are the same rx.

    Or when they hand you their glasses and say "just get the rx from these. I have had these 15 years but I know my eyes haven't changed".

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    Upon walking into my office.........

    True story with many witnesses.

    Upon walking into my office I was greeted by one of my employees. "Harry, did you get the message that I was supposed to give you?"
    "Always laugh when you can. It is a cheap medicine"
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    Big Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmac
    I Still Get A Headache When I Try To Figure Out What She Was Looking For When A Customer Asked " Do Metal Frames Come In Plastic ? "
    :hammer: :D :bbg:
    hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahaha
    omg i can't breath

    have people gone crazy??

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    questions

    I actually had a lady walk into the dispensary, while crowded, no less, and ask me if we had any of those BISEXUAL frames. Everyone just cracked up.

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    Just yesterday: "My sunglasses work great outside, but I can barely see when I wear them inside. Why is this?" Luckily, my coworker got that one, so I could hide in the back and try to supress my laughter...

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    If a patient hands me a new rx and I see they are wearing progressive lenses, I'll ask them if they want no line bifocals again (they have no idea what progressive lenses are). They will say, "but I wear trifocals."

    Was measuring a lady one time for a bifocal and she had her head tilted to high. I asked her to lower her chin. She did. She opened her mouth wide open but kept her head in the same place. Sort of like this :drop:

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    Almost forgot the best one. A lady tried on a frame and noticed that it sat a little crooked on her face. She wanted to know if I could fix it. Told her it was quite common because most people have one ear higher than the other. She said, "I don't doubt that, I have one boob higher than the other." I just smiled and walked away (and no, I didn't look at her chest to see if she were telling the truth).

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    Several years ago, a nice young lady came in with a question from her husband. "He's an obstetrician and every time he delivers a baby, his glasses fog up. What should he do?"

    I had to leave the room.

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