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    Actually I saw Fred Danker at a CLSA convention in LasVegas remove a pair of hard contacts (with unpolished posterior curves no less) from his own eyes after 27 years of wear. He was fine, but he had forgotten how to remove them.

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    This happened two days ago. Elderly lady comes in and asks me to check her glasses because she's seeing blurry on the "left side." Without even touching her glasses, I point out that there doesn't appear to be a left lens in them. She got irritable and says of COURSE there's a lens there and pokes herself straight in the eye and says OWW.

    (No I did not laugh but it took some effort.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post
    This happened two days ago. Elderly lady comes in and asks me to check her glasses because she's seeing blurry on the "left side." Without even touching her glasses, I point out that there doesn't appear to be a left lens in them. She got irritable and says of COURSE there's a lens there and pokes herself straight in the eye and says OWW.

    (No I did not laugh but it took some effort.)
    Oh to be a fly on the wall! That just made my Friday. :)
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    "Do the glasses have to come with the writing on the lenses or can you take it off?"

    "Why can't the company send the temple directly to my house?"............

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    Can I get my rectals checked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristiekyle View Post
    Can I get my rectals checked?
    Haha ummmm no thank you!

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    Had an account call me the other day and start griping me out about not-returning her phone call. To which I replied that I had, and it rang several times and no one picked up. Twice!

    Her response; "You called the phone?"

    ........No, I called the air conditioner........ *face-palm*
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTaucher View Post
    We once had a patient named Dr. Seymour Hyman.
    As far as unfortunate names go I had an Asian customer who's name was Fuc Poon. I asked her how it was pronounced hoping it would not sound obscene in English but no such luck. It was hard for us to say her name with a straight face. I'm sure it was a perfectly fine name in her country but I wish someone talked her into a nickname to use here.

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    Today I had a mother call and want a reciept for $2000.00 so she could file it on her income tax. While her chld did recieve a $2000.00 prosthetic eye, Medicaid only paid about $ 450.00 for it. She paid nothing.
    She went on to say that we and the government were holding her child's money.

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    And no, I didn't give her a receipt or tell her what I though of the situation.

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    Had a woman ask me if there was anyway to remove scratches from her lenses. I took them and washed them off to see the scratches and the "scratches" washed off. They were just dirty! Turns out it has never occurred to her to actually wash them.

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    & This is the Most Stupid Line we face almost Everyday ..........''Can You Do EYE TEST '' ? ( Facing A Optometrist Having Practice License Badge On Coat ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoj_verma View Post
    & This is the Most Stupid Line we face almost Everyday ..........''Can You Do EYE TEST '' ? ( Facing A Optometrist Having Practice License Badge On Coat ).
    and now I found My Fav. Answer to It .............''Only If You Allow '' !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happylady View Post
    Had a woman ask me if there was anyway to remove scratches from her lenses. I took them and washed them off to see the scratches and the "scratches" washed off. They were just dirty! Turns out it has never occurred to her to actually wash them.
    Actually, this happens more than I would like to see. It really doesn't occur to people to CLEAN the lenses. They just keep wiping them until the dirt/grease moves to the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoj_verma View Post
    & This is the Most Stupid Line we face almost Everyday ..........''Can You Do EYE TEST '' ? ( Facing A Optometrist Having Practice License Badge On Coat ).
    They don't know the difference between optician, optometrist, and ophthalmologist. We all wear white coats. I'm an optician. I tell them I could do an eye test if they have time for me to complete 6 or 8 more years schooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post
    They don't know the difference between optician, optometrist, and ophthalmologist. We all wear white coats. I'm an optician. I tell them I could do an eye test if they have time for me to complete 6 or 8 more years schooling.

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    "My son's eye exam was last year in October. If I am paying cash do I have to wait until October of this year to bring him in?"

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    Some of the best ophthalmologists I have known told me years ago not to wear white coats (they didn't) because it scares children.

    Chip

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    Some of the best ophthalmologists I have known told me years ago not to wear white coats (they didn't) because it scares children.

    Chip

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    Maybe a little off topic as its not a patient, but i had a patient recently walk with an RX that was +plano with a +2.25 add OU ... they took it to *big box* and *big box* called me because they needed the reading RX written to make her a pair of single vision readers ...

    is it wrong to tell patients that if the optician cant do this kind of math they probably shouldnt be getting their glasses there??!! i feel like its kind of like transposing +cyl and any optician should be able to do it??? or am i becoming an old curmudgeon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenrp1956 View Post
    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?
    Today woman walks in, "I want red frames to make me look prettier sexier" etc my mind wanders to where i had seent his before and i thought to my self oh no......

    So I find the fire engine red pair of specs and think to myself perfect she will love these, I hand them to her... client replies "these are not red!!!" so I go and get three other pairs that are bright red all of which the same reply "these are not red, im looking for RED frames" I think to myself are your color blind or just plain stupid... so I excuse myself vowing to the fact that I cannot help some people...

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    I had my glasses in hand and kept looking for them and asking my roommate "where is my glasses?" --- really funny!
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    "Why do you have sunglasses hanging from your wall?" (Said while sitting in the middle of an optical shop).

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    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"

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    I heard those before. "What's the green stuff on my nosepad / what makes it worse is they want me clean it since they dont want to buy a new set ".
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    "Why do you have sunglasses hanging from your wall?" (Said while sitting in the middle of an optical shop).

    I had a person come in for a repair on his glasses he bought from me, then asked for his rx so he could go buy sunglasses. I asked why he didn't want to order them here and he said "oh, you do that?!!! I thought you just sold them non-prescripton!"
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