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    Drod:

    You would be supprised how many people (even a lot of young ones) partially lip read and "can't hear without thier glasses." You will also notice that they tend to ignore what's said to them if either party in the converstation has thier back to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser
    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."
    Hilarious! :D

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    Here’s one

    An older person comes in and ask how much are your glasses. They are quoted a price, then they say. On that much too much I may not be here that long.

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    Mo on chickens

    Actually it has been also found that chickens lay at Sunrise and Sunset so all laying hens are placed in an environment with Sunrise colored lighting and continue to lay eggs all day long.
    I think the red glasses for fryers are to keep them from pecking each other to death. With red filters they cannot see blood. In confined environments, chickens will peck a wounded chicken to death if they see blood.

    Chip (and no, I don't raise chickens) Anderson:)

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    Thanks Chip that that is just the information that I wanted to know

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    "I'd like to get these, but I can't see around the "Gucci" printed on the lens. Can I get them without "Gucci" on the lens?"
    ...Just ask me...

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    Big Smile No chicken this time..........................

    A very shy young man went into an optician's one day to order a new pair of spectacles. Behind the counter was an extremely pretty young girl, which reduced the customer to total confusion.

    "Can I help you, sir?" she asked with a , ravishing smile.

    "Er - yes - er - I want a pair of rimspeckled hornicles . . . I mean I want a pair of heck-rimmed spornicles . . . er . . . I mean . . . .

    At which point the optician himself came to the rescue.

    "It's all right, Miss Jones. What the gentleman wants is a pair of rim-sporned hectacles

    :bbg: :D :bbg: :D
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    Patient tries on frame from frame board, with demo lenses in it: "why can't I see better with these on?"

    Uh... because they're not your Rx. Had I known you were coming, I would have had your Rx mounted in every frame in the shop, so you would have been able to see how well you look in the frames. Because I am clairvoyant, I would have known your Rx beforehand, and known exactly where to place the progressive addition lenses for you.........you idiot.
    ...Just ask me...

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    Delivering a pair of PALs to a patient and after explaining to them how to use them she hold the read card over her head an asked why can't I read up here?
    DUH

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    more stupid people

    This happens alot.... An elderly ( usually a man ) puts a frame on and looks at the wrinkles on the back of his hand , looking through the demo lenses and says... I cann't see any better with these damn things.

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    BAck in My shop in Jersey City, I sold a gent glasses for $300. He asked terms of sale so I said since it is a custom order he may pay in advance by cash check or charge. He responded "what if I get hit by a bus tomorrow?", I said, "Make it cash, please"
    Money carefully refunded

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    my 2 cents

    I had a patient call all panicky and say they put eye drops in their eyes and a few minutes later they could taste it in their throat.

    When I was an op tech the doc told me a patient asked, during the slit lamp exam, "so can you see my brain through the back of my eye?"

    I always hated it when people say they need their eyes "examed".

    I've been working in the lab for 10 years and I want to know what is it that makes people come in at 8:00 at night and shop for glasses?

    How about, "What do you mean you don't have any appointments today? Can't you just move somebody?" or they lean over the counter to look at the book like you are lying. This was over 10 years ago when we didn't make appointments by computer.

    How do people not notice when there is green cheese packed around the nosepads so thick you can't even see the nose pads? How do you wear something like that on your face?

    KJ

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    Tear ducts drain into the nose, which can drain into the mouth, which can result in some taste sensation.

    With the right toys and the proper skills one can see the retina (which is an extension of brain tissure) with a slit-lamp.

    60% of glasses are sold after 5 P.M., It's when people are off work and other more intertaining activities which can be done in the daytime are not being preformed.

    As to wanting someone's appointment moved, these were probably women that went to Ole Miss. The same ones that can sprint into the dress shop from sports car in a handicaped parking place.

    Chip

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson
    Tear ducts drain into the nose, which can drain into the mouth, which can result in some taste sensation.


    60% of glasses are sold after 5 P.M., It's when people are off work and other more intertaining activities which can be done in the daytime are not being preformed.


    Chip
    Yes, I know that. That is why I found it so funny. I explained that to her.

    I realize that but it's still annoying as hell that late at night.

    KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson
    With the right toys and the proper skills one can see the retina (which is an extension of brain tissure) with a slit-lamp.
    You are absolutely right, but you know what they are really thinking. They are thinking "Wow, I heard of an optometrist that caught my neighbor's friend's roomate's brain tumor, so optometrists must be able to see into my brain. I better go get dilated to see if they can find a tumor in my brain!":idea:

    I actually get this alot and they seem to think the eyes are like windows that you can just look in and see whats happening. They seem kind of bummed out when I tell them that what we see are the affects that brain lesions have on the eyes.

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    This just happened today..."Why do the temple covers move when I tug on them"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialT
    You are absolutely right, but you know what they are really thinking. They are thinking "Wow, I heard of an optometrist that caught my neighbor's friend's roomate's brain tumor, so optometrists must be able to see into my brain. I better go get dilated to see if they can find a tumor in my brain!":idea:

    I actually get this alot and they seem to think the eyes are like windows that you can just look in and see whats happening. They seem kind of bummed out when I tell them that what we see are the affects that brain lesions have on the eyes.
    I know what you are trying to say, but...brain tumors are frequently picked up at an eye exam...first...pupillary reflexes, confrontation fields, visualization of the optic nerve head, oculo-motor problems. I can't tell you how many patients have come in for an eye exam and we have determined that there was a brain tumor or aneurysm. (been in practice 28 years). While we can't directly see into the head, there are often many visual signs or symptoms. While I wouldn't go advertising my eye exams to "definately find yourbrain tumor", an initial eye exam is most frequently the starting point in suspicious cases.

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    Phone call with a lady looking for a good Lasik surgeon, because her 10 year old son does not like to wear his contacts or glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjpod
    I know what you are trying to say, but...brain tumors are frequently picked up at an eye exam...first...pupillary reflexes, confrontation fields, visualization of the optic nerve head, oculo-motor problems.
    I hope I didn't give the impression that we (optometrists) don't frequently discover undiagnosed brain lesions. I just think that many people believe we actually look at the lesion itself. Unless it is actually on or in the eye, we rely on other signs like the ones mentioned above for diagnosis. Just goes to show that you don't always have to see it to believe it.

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    And why do they come in 5 minutes before its time for me to go home to shop for glasses. :hammer:

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    A patient told me today

    I didn't get asked this but,
    Today a paitent was in and said she had been so unhappy with her last glasses that she was going to get this pair from me even though she thought my prices were higher than the last place.
    I thanked her and asked her what was the problem with her last ones. She said she couldn't see because they slipped down. He present nosepads had double thickness cornplaster type adhesive pads and the pads were bent very close together and the glasses were about 1 1/2" from her face. She said she had been back and back to the place she got them and they had told her that there was nothing they could do about them slipping down.
    Then the kicker: She said the "opticianess" had told her to keep her head tilted chin up as high as possible to keep them from slipping off.
    Of course I asked them: "Who told you that?"
    She said: "Why the optician(ess) at LensCrafters where I got them."

    Of course, I cut about 3/8" off the temples and adjusted the frame and her problem no longer exists.

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    Thumbs down ........she couldn't see because they slipped down.

    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson
    ........she couldn't see because they slipped down.
    Of course, I cut about 3/8" off the temples and adjusted the frame and her problem no longer exists.
    Chip, that is awful to hear that things like that are still happening today where everybody talks high end glasses and lenses and then are not ables to do the basic adjustments when delivering the job.
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    Anyone else have gown men who cannot decide on their glasses without their wives being there....


    Or the ones that you go over the price more than once, they write you out a check, leave, you order and they are back saying that its too much and cancel. Hello? Are you listening?


    Also the teenagers that come in to have their eyes examed and order glasses without an adult and then the adult gets upset on how much the teenager spends.

    Hint...16 year + credit card =$$$$$$$$$$$

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    I get the husbands all the time. It's crazy how they act sometimes. I'l pick out a great pair and their like, well, I have to have my wife come and see these before I order. I usually laugh........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenrp1956
    Anyone else have gown men who cannot decide on their glasses without their wives being there
    This is at its best when the wife picks out the ugliest pair of frames possible.

    I had a guy in the other day that brought in his own frame, it was a high end designer with a spectacle prescripion already in it. He is actually a wealthy business owner. This was the guy's first eye exam so I pretty much gathered from some of his other comments that the frame was his wifes old frame. Now he is going to be walking around his business looking rediculous. If he was a kidd he would get beat up on a daily basis wearing a pair of specs like that. We all got a good laugh out of it at least.

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