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    I love these two:

    The one where they ask you to tighten the temple screws because that's whats responsible for their glasses falling off...has nothing to do with the fact that they are twisted from sleeping on them...but they gotta have tight temple screws.

    The ones who ask you to tighten their nose pads so they don't wiggle anymore..:hammer: .

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    Caffeine induced blepharitis??

    During exam Dr. mentions to Mom that her daughter has trace amounts of Blepharitis and suggests doing lid scrubs twice weekly.

    Mom says, "You know I DID drink caffeinated coffee while pregnant with her. Could that have caused it?"


    the other one was a few years back, when a 20-something year old over analyzer asked the doctor the reason for his eyebrows being so hairy.

    Good grief!!

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    Not optical but funny@

    When I was in college a bunch of us planned a trip to the Wonderland dog track. One of the girls going had never been before so of course she asked how big are the jockey?

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    Ok this just happened the other day...guy calls in, his glasses are 4 years old. He wants to know WHY transitions aren't changing anymore. I said well they ARE 4 years old(uh do you know how old that is in glasses' years???) He doesn't want new lenses he just wants me to put the transition back in them...Hmmmm.....what is the word I am looking for OPTICIAN NOT MAGICICIAN!!! Buy some new ones dumb#$@!! UGH!!!!

    Ok here's one that happened in my first office....lady calls says she wants to know what exactly is wrong with her husband's eyes he just had them checked by our obstetrician....I had to put her on hold as I literally fell out of the chair laughing so hard that our insurance girl came running out to see what was wrong with me. I couldn't even tell the story because the tears were pouring out of my head. I wanted to say uh lady your husband's eyes are fine but he is 3 months pregnant.

    Oh here is another good one same office....STONED dude comes in...do you have red eyes...I am like what??? He repeats himself do you have red eyes....I say NO...why???....He says because I want red eyes...I finally figure out he is talking about contacts...Uh no dude but smoke you another one you are ALMOST there!!!!LOL!!

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    When I worked in Boston

    The glasses must be right because I use my eyes to see.

    Not me... I use my nipples.

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    During a slit lamp eval:

    Buddy: "You're not a real doctor are you?"

    Me: "No. I'm not even a fake doctor. I sell contact lenses."

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    Another slit lamp eval.

    Me: Look at my ear.

    Buddy, staring: It's a really nice ear.

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    Customer walks in, looks at glasses for 15 minutes. Getting very excited about a pair of glasses. Says they are going to come back in 3 days to buy them. Can I write the number down? Sure. Oh and by the way, can you fix these dollar store glasses for me? Sure. How much? No charge. Customer never comes back.

    Attention shoppers! Don't pretend you are interested in buying something just so I can fix your glasses for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yea, I hate that too. If you need your glasses adjusted or fixed, just ask.....

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    I haven't caught any of my patients doing this, but there are stories out there about patients who get prescribed an eyedrop and they take it by mouth.

    How dense must a person be to do something like that?

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    Big Smile sEE BETTER...............

    Patient chooses between a red and a blue designer frame with demo lenses.....and asks..........

    "why do I see better with the red one ?"
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    How about the price checkers on the phone? You know it's other opticals because of Caller ID!:hammer:

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    I had a nurse tell me once that she wanted her lenses tinted red because it helped her "see the blood better".

    Those who know colors and filters will know exactly how stupid this is.

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    we had a guy in the store the other day complainting when he takes his gray sunglass off he see green for about 20 minutes

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    You oughta see the colors after wearing blue or yellow for a while.

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    Speaking of the color red. My dad, an optometrist in the old days (hard contact days), had a gambler who wanted dad to get him red contact lens. He marked his cards, dad said NO THANKS

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    A woman walks into the optical department and asks......
    "Do you sell glasses here?":hammer:

    You don't know how badly I wanted to say "As a matter of fact we don't. We just display them ..":finger:

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    Can you replace these little feet on my glasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialT
    I haven't caught any of my patients doing this, but there are stories out there about patients who get prescribed an eyedrop and they take it by mouth.

    How dense must a person be to do something like that?
    Did have a lady a year or so back that was putting the wrong drops in her eyes and then tried to sue the prescribing doctor. (Not ours.) Said she used them a week before she found out they were for her ears. I thought she was literate. I can understand the possibility if she hadn't been, or if she had poorer sight.
    I think some people really need pictures on their meds....but can you imagine what a suppository picture would have to look like????

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    We all make mistakes ...

    I bought some eye drops recently ... the ones you use with contacts. On the bottle it said "New no tear solution!" I thought this meant that this solution wouldn't cause my lenses to tear (like some other cheaper solutions). :D

    3 weeks later and I suddenly realise that the solution will not make my eyes water :hammer:
    There are 10 kinds of people, those that understand binary, and those that don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmac
    The glasses must be right because I use my eyes to see.

    Not me... I use my nipples.

    That is the most humorous post I have ever seen on the optiboard.

    I think I love you!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drod3210
    A woman walks into the optical department and asks......
    "Do you sell glasses here?":hammer:

    You don't know how badly I wanted to say "As a matter of fact we don't. We just display them ..":finger:
    OK but when I am asked "How much do your glasses run" I always answer about a mile a day. At least they are laughing before I tell them the price and not after!;)

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    My father has been an eyeglasses wearer for 63 years and every time I start talking to him.

    He tells me "Hold on Honey I can't hear you and puts on his glasses.

    Funny he hears just fine... :bbg:

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    Redhot Jumper Chickens.........................

    I was caught by a story about chickens, which have yellow eyes, being fitted with red contact lenses, which "make them eat less, lay more, and stop henpecking." That's what it said.

    What Bob Anderson says is that, "once word of this gets around, rose-colored glasses are going to be the hottest Christmas gift from husbands to wives."
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