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If You’re Gonna Steal, At Least Take the Good Stuff!

This criminal had no taste.

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I KEEP the frame boards organized so I can immediately detect if something is missing (an after-effect from working the chains for so long). We had a woman come in for an exam. After she left, I noticed some frames missing from the frame board as well as from (get this!) the managed care tower. Our first thought was, if you are going to steal frames why would you take them from that tower? We called the cops and recovered the frames. Turns out, she had a reputation for theft. — Rick Rickgauer, Vision Associates, Girard, PA

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This Mechanic’s Eyewear Was a Mess … But He Followed Directions!

A tale as old as time that gives new meaning to being in ‘hot’ water.

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WE HAD A MECHANIC who returned a pair of glasses that were scratched all to hell. He said, “I followed your directions and used soap and water to clean them.” I asked what kind of soap he used, to which he replied, “Lava, that’s all I use.” When I stopped laughing I offered him a new pair of lenses and I have told this story for the last 30 years. — Alexander Saper, Great Glasses, Houston, TX

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One OD’s Encounter Gives A Whole New Meaning to ‘Tick of the Eye’

What she thought was a scab had legs.

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I had a patient call with “something irritating her left eye for the past day.” We brought her in right away. I initially thought it was a chalazion that she had been picking at until I looked under the slit lamp. What I thought was a scab actually had legs. It was a tick embedded in her lid margin! — Kimberly Riggs, OD, Ligonier, PA

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An Exception to the Cancellation Policy?

The no-show who showed … briefly.

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Had a patient come in the office five minutes before their appointment to tell us they will not be here for their appointment and then ran out. — Michael Davis, OD Opti-Care, Eldersburg, MD

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