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    What Is The Stupidest Question You Have Been Asked

    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 ? "

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    Sometimes you have to read between the lines with customers. If I were you I would have shown her some of the new "flat" metals.....they're metal but with a thicker than usual eyewire, giving it a "plastic" look.

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    It isn't necessarily so stupid, but the one that cracks me up over and over is this...

    Doc, why do my eyes feel soooo heavy?

    You just have to be in the south to understand how funny that can sound!:D

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    My personal favorite is "Is the obsetritian in today?":hammer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rj_gonzales
    My personal favorite is "Is the obsetritian in today?":hammer:
    I especially love it when it's a man asking this one ... ;)
    "I just love the smell of Optidirt in the morning.

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


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    Had an opthalmologist tell me: "I'm not a prism man, can't you do it with de-centration."

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    Do you change watch batteries?

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    My arms

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    I know these glasses aren't right because I can't see out of them, and neither can my wife !


    :hammer: :hammer:

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    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?"
    Last edited by rj_gonzales; 02-23-2006 at 11:02 AM.

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    *Walks into the office full of inventory. Looks us straight in the eye and asks "do you guys sell glasses?"

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    I'm new in my office, and the patients don't know me yet. Add to that that I am a little bit younger, and many of them don't believe that I am qualified. Some of them even refuse to let me help them, and insist on being seen by the other optician. The most common question I hear is, "I need to get my prescription filled. Do you know how to do that?"

    :angry:

    I guess several years full time experience and ABO certification isn't enough.
    It's like being a travel agent... I help people see the world!

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    What about this: The medicine ran out of my glasses. I think that one is an ethnic maybe even geographical one, but I get it from time to time-- down here in the South :)


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    I can't believe it. All of these professional opticians and nobody has mentioned the best one of all..... How much is a screw?

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    "The Medicine fell out of my glasses cuz I Can't see so well...Can you put the medicine back into my glasses?"



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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 of course, "I think I have a screw loose"
    It's like being a travel agent... I help people see the world!

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    stupid questions!

    How about "I need a screw"?

    Also, I had a man tell me that when he put on his glasses one temple went infront of his side burns and the other went in back.

    Also an older woman of an interesting look, came in and told me she wanted to look younger, prettier and sexier. She wanted RED round frames. What do you do?
    karenrp1956:drop:

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    The glasses fell near spit.

    Uncle Fester may remember when a woman came and asked us to repair her zyl frame that she had boiled in water for 10 minutes because she dropped them on the ground and they landed near some spit.The mass of plastic no longer resembled a frame.

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    Durning a I&R I ask the patient " so how do they feel" the response is " Like I have something in my eye, can you check?"
    Paul:cheers:

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    Q: "why do all the frames you have look the same?" A: "you mean you can't tell the difference between this black plastic 54 eye aviator double bridge frame and this Silhouette rimless 48 eye oval? You really do need new glasses!"

    Q: "what's the difference between my old prescription and my new one" A: "half a diopter" reponse: "what does that mean" :hammer:

    Q: "Does my insurance cover this?" A: "uh....what kind of GD insurance do you have, like I'm supposed to know already" response: "I dunno....it's like vision... something"

    Q: "what's this green stuff on my eyepieces? A: "face cheese. Try cleaning your glasses more than once a week, dirtbag"

    Q: "do my glasses need adjusting?" A: "if you need to ask, the answer is: no, they don't"

    Rant officially over :o
    ...Just ask me...

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    Not optical in nature, but still pretty funny: in my misspent youth, worked in a rather upscale restaurant. Customers would come up to me: "Do you a restroom?" Or at home, guest comes up and asks "Where do you keep your ice?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spexvet
    Q: "why do all the frames you have look the same?" A: "you mean you can't tell the difference between this black plastic 54 eye aviator double bridge frame and this Silhouette rimless 48 eye oval? You really do need new glasses!"

    Q: "what's the difference between my old prescription and my new one" A: "half a diopter" reponse: "what does that mean" :hammer:

    Q: "Does my insurance cover this?" A: "uh....what kind of GD insurance do you have, like I'm supposed to know already" response: "I dunno....it's like vision... something"

    Q: "what's this green stuff on my eyepieces? A: "face cheese. Try cleaning your glasses more than once a week, dirtbag"

    Q: "do my glasses need adjusting?" A: "if you need to ask, the answer is: no, they don't"

    Rant officially over :o

    great questions! All which I have heard also. How about "How much are colored glasses?" Is that politcally correct?

    Also, not a question, but when the kids (and adults) say that they want "these ones" Have they quit teaching Grammar in school?
    karenrp1956:drop:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenrp1956
    say that they want "these ones"
    God, I love that. LOL


    Saddest comment I've ever heard is as follows...

    14 year old girl looking for first pair of glasses: "Dad, what do you think of these?"

    ***hole Dad too busy to get off the cell phone: "Sweetie, I don't think anybody looks good in glasses."

    :drop:
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    How about the one someone phones in can you fix my glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aarlan
    "The Medicine fell out of my glasses cuz I Can't see so well...Can you put the medicine back into my glasses?"



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    Over here its "my glasses lost their power"!:cheers:

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