True TalesCould You Keep Your Cool if a Roach Joined You in the Exam Room? It happened to this doc. See how he reacted. Published 2 months agoon March 14, 2019By INVISION Staff Invision March 2019 Issue Share Tweet YEARS AGO, when I worked at a commercial practice, I was refracting a patient. I was standing to her right and spinning the dials when I looked down and noticed a cockroach sitting on her shoulder. Without a pause, I moved the near point rod down and gently placed my hand on her shoulder, at the same time flicking the roach onto the wall behind her. I completed the exam and the patient didn’t have a clue as to what transpired. — Mark Perry, OD, Vision Health Institute, Orlando, FLRelated Topics:Featured click to Comment(Comment)Up NextSomething Got Lost in Translation During This ExamDon't MissYou Should See What See Keeps in the Other Box Under Her Bed Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOSPONSORED BY HOYAHoya: The Right Lenses for Sun ProtectionEye safety has never been more important--or fashionable. Check out Hoya's Serenity photochromic and Coppertone(R) polarized lens collections, just in time for summer!You may like A Teen’s Mom is Angry the Store Is Out of Her Kid’s Third Frame Something Got Lost in Translation During This Exam You Should See What See Keeps in the Other Box Under Her BedPromoted Headlines Safilo’s “American Eyes” Video Celebrates Elasta and Emozioni starringECPs Peter Tacia and Heidi DancerSafilo Hoya: The Right Lenses for Sun ProtectionHoya Nano Vista—The Quintessential Line for KidsAlternative and Plan B EyewearTrue TalesA Teen’s Mom is Angry the Store Is Out of Her Kid’s Third Frame Maybe next time they should buy them in bulk. Published 2 weeks agoon May 7, 2019By INVISION Staff I got yelled at by a parent whose teenager broke his frame for the third time this year. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the frame in stock and would have to order it. I was thrashed and berated for not having the frame, and was told that I should keep “a few extra around here since you know my son breaks his glasses.” Yes, I know that. Especially since he just got the new frame off my board … four hours ago. — Elizabeth Reid, Vision Associates, Hayes, VA Continue ReadingTrue TalesSomething Got Lost in Translation During This Exam And the OD suffered a finger in an unexpected place. Published 2 months agoon March 28, 2019By INVISION Staff A LOST IN TRANSLATION story: A Spanish speaking patient and I were doing quite well getting through the exam despite not speaking each other’s language fluently. I tugged my right ear, saying look at my ear for my slit lamp work. She promptly reached over, figuring she was performing as told, and stuck her finger in my ear! Lost in translation I guess. — Brian Parker, OD, Temecula Eye Center, Temecula, CA Continue ReadingTrue TalesYou Should See What See Keeps in the Other Box Under Her Bed Curiously weak lashes! 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