True TalesLuckily Surrogacy is Not a Job Requirement The customer asked her, “Will you have my baby?” But it’s definitely not what you think. Published 4 months agoon January 16, 2019By INVISION Staff Invision September 2018 Issue Share Tweet Last year, we had a long time patient come in, prop her elbows on the counter, and proceeded to tell me her eggs were getting old and she was worried if she would be able to have any more children. Then her face brightened, and she looked at me, and asked, “Have you ever considered being a surrogate? You would be great, you’re still so young and healthy.” Fortunately, our Employee Handbook does not list surrogacy under any of the job requirements. I politely declined the honor. — Jen Heller, Pend Oreille Vision Care, Sandpoint, IDRelated Topics:FeaturedINVISION September '18True Tales click to Comment(Comment)Up NextAt Closing Time Sometimes It’s a Race to the DoorDon't MissA Patient Wanted to Help. So She Grabbed My Nose Ring … INVISION Staff Since launching in 2014, INVISION has won 21 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INVISION's editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOSPONSORED BY SAFILOSafilo’s “American Eyes” Video Celebrates Elasta and Emozioni starring ECPs Peter Tacia and Heidi DancerFor the third year in a row, Safilo has looked to trusted eyecare professionals to star in its American Eyes campaign for its Elasta and Emozioni collections.Their latest testimonials are from Peter Tacia, O.D. and Heidi Dancer, optician, of Alma, MI, talking about two best-selling collections: Elasta and Emozioni.You may like You Should See What See Keeps in the Other Box Under Her Bed A Patient Wanted to Help. 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