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    How about "can she wear contacts?"

    No way to say for sure without the effort being made no matter who you are or what your education. You may be able to say no, but you sure can't say yes with certianty.

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    "I have astigmatism, but not two, right?"
    ...Just ask me...

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    In my former life...
    To hear a patient say upon dispensing their brand new glasses "those aren't the glasses I ordered. I ordered (smaller, rimless, green, blue, etc.)", would make my heart all a flutter.

    As a rep....
    "I'll just send these Hugo Boss back to Safilo when they take over the license." Huh?

    aaron

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    I had a patient tell me she had four cataracts removed two on each eye???? ya think she was refering to a yag procedure.



    Another patient handed me his glasses and said hed rubbed all the medicine out cleaning them over the years could I put it back.
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    I had a guy get mad because I was going to charge him to replace the frame that he drove over. He said the frame shoudn't have broke because it was a small car. I replied, would you think it was a small car if it went over your foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spexvet
    "I have astigmatism, but not two, right?"
    Or they say, "I have a stigmatism." And are darn proud of it too.

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    Crier

    Okay just had a patient that had a lens fall out of her glasses. Did not bring it in, but had witnesses that it fell out. Said it broke in pieces, wants me to replace the lens n/c

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson
    I hear this one all the time:

    You have a patient in new contacts in the chair in front of the eye chart. You ask: "What's the lowest line you can see?
    Patient answers: "You mean on the eye chart?"
    :hammer: Chip
    How about: Doctor: "Tell me when you can read the bottom row on the chart. Patient: "the VERY bottom row?" Doctor thinking to himself: "How many bottom rows are there stupid!"

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    Name, Address, Phone

    Reason for visit: "I need a zam":hammer:

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    I saw your ad for a pair of glasses. Does this mean I get 2 pair?:hammer:



    Or I saw your ad in the paper for Free Lenses and Free Frames to X amount
    with single vision lenses and lined bifocals included . Can you explain the ad?
    :drop:

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    Optician.......... Are You Wearing Single Vision Or Progressive Lenses ?

    Customer....... I Am Not Sure ..can You Check Them For Me ?

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    Huh????

    OK This is my very favorite. First time presbyoptic after trying no line, flat top, and readers and not wanting any of them asked "can you fix my eye strain without putting a prescription in the lens, I know I need glasses, just not to see better"

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    my first post
    but the question i get all the time is this one.
    do you take my insurance? never telling me the insurance
    and when asked what insurance
    reply i dont know

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    I always get asked when answering the phone:

    Where are you located in the mall? One time after telling a lady, she said "so your on the second floor?" I said yes!

    THE MALL HAS ONLY ONE FLOOR!!!

    Why can't people get out of there car, walk the mall, and maybe they will loose some weight.

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    Welcome to the Optiboard sailormn126! Please tell me you're a Mets fan!!

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    Can you adjust my tenticles on my glasses?

    Can I return my glasses? I asked is there a problem with the glasses. She said yes there is. I can actually see my wrinkles and dark circles under my eyes they werent there before I bought the glasses.

    Can I get money by trading in my old pair of glasses?:finger:


    Can you check these glasses under your microscope?

    If I hold out my glasses I can't see the reading part of my lenses ( holding his progressives 3 feet from the card) can you?

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    I had a customer tell me that she wanted progressives lenses and do we carry them here.
    I replied yes we do. What colors do they come in? Are you sure this is what your wearing. She had a single vision rx.......... Or are you asking about transition lenses that change from light to dark?
    Yeah she said whats the difference progressives-transtions its all the same.

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    How about when they keep covering one eye and saying "When I do this it's blurry". I ask how their vision is with both eyes open, and it's just fine ....."but when I do this"...and it starts all over again.


    THEN DON'T DO THAT!!!
    :hammer:

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    The patient has been wearing ft bifocals for 20 years. I dispense a new pair of ft bifocals to her. I hand her the reading card, and she asks "why can't I read up close when I look above the line?"

    As if she had never worn ft bifocals before!:hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
    ...Just ask me...

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    Spexvet: If she had a low add before and a higher add after or if she had been under minused at distance, this may have been a ligitamite question. If her new add was over 2 diopters, she actually now needed a trifocal and was complaining about the missing intermeadiate (which may have sufficed for reading above the line in the past.) which may have been handled one way or another with previous glasses.

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    Aaron: In your former life was the patient "selecting glasses" while still dillated or without correction? If they can't see it, they can't remember it.

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    Also,

    Quote Originally Posted by rj_gonzales
    Patient puts specs on dispensing table and points out that one temple is a little higher than the other....."My glasses are crooked. Can you fix that?"
    "My nosepads are crooked, can you make them match?" This always comes from a guy who has had his nose broken.

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    Juvenile Prosthesis

    Child is in for prosthetic eye, parent ask: "When will he be ready for transplant?"
    Don't the opthalmologists tell the patient anything at the time of surgery?

    Chip

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    Reply for patients who immeadiately rip glasses off before you see them.

    efsamuel: Try: "Dey sho' do' fit dat table. Let's see if they fit your head?

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    [QUOTE=Mike Fretto]I had a patient tell me she had four cataracts removed two on each eye???? ya think she was refering to a yag procedure.

    I almost peed my pants one time when this lady told me that the doctor told her she had "cadillacs". Oh my goodness. I still mention that every once in awhile.

    Or this other lady came back after picking up her Ralph sunglasses and insisted that I had given her someone elses glasses because that person had etched his name on them......Ralph

    Oh my...I love this subject

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