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Most of You Like to Create Your Own Luck … But a Good Luck Charm Doesn’t Hurt

Here are some of the things you guys turn to when you’re looking for good fortune.




This months’s question: Do you have a good luck charm? What is it?

  • Money clip that I gave to my groomsmen 44 years ago this week. — Bob McBeath, Edina Eye, Edina, MN
  • We do… it is plant that we were told is called “the money tree.” It was given to us when we opened six years ago. We have repotted it a couple of times. Everyone in the store treats it with extreme love and care.. for it is The Money Tree. — Steve Nelson, Eye Candy Optical, Westlake, OH
  • Yes, my wife! But do not tell her. — Dennis Iadarola, OD, Center For Vision Care, LLC, Monroe, CT
  • Obviously it’s the Poop Emoji bank on my desk. How could that NOT be good luck?! — Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South GA, Valdosta, GA
  • My mom and I did fung shui in my store when I first opened and I continued it to this day trying to keep positive energy in my business. And just being positive has been a good luck charm for me, and positive affirmations daily. — Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • Short pants. — Dave Schultz, OD, Urban Optics, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • We have a bobble head in the lab. We all hit the head on full moons, crazy days and when we need an extra boost to make goal. We can be a little superstitious. — Nicole Leonard, Custom Eye Care, San Antonio, TX
  • I carry a religious symbol in my pocket every day. It is not luck but it is something I always have. — Zachary Dirks, OD, St. Peter and Belle Plaine Eyecare Centers, Saint Peter, MN
  • Picture of my dog. — Laura Trudeau, Cornea and Contact Lens Institute, Edina, MN
  • I have an angel pin that a coworker/friend gave me when I changed locations about 20 years ago that I hang on the rearview mirror of my car. I’ve NEVER had a car accident since I’ve had it and I drive for work A LOT! — Kim Hilgers, Monson Eyecare Center, Owatonna, MN
  • No good luck charm, but we always start the day with a “magic sales total” that we need/want to reach and we set the time of day we’ll hit it. Spooky how it’s worked for us actually. — Yen Nguyen, Black Optical, Desoto, TX
  • I have had pretty good luck since I stopped using my good luck charm. — Andrew Romeril, OD, Torrey Highlands Optometry, San Diego, CA
  • But of course … that would be my wife. — Jeff Grosekemper, Casa De Oro Eyecare, Spring Valley, CA
  • Antique paper weight. — Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • I always have a jade Buddha in my car to keep me safe. — Selena Jachens, Urban Eyecare & Eyewear, West Des Moines, IA
  • Does my favorite screwdriver in the lab that can unscrew anything count? — Angel Miller, Cynthiana Vision Center, Cynthiana, KY
  • Necklace grandmother gave me. — Amy M. Farrall, OD, Vision Center of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • A necklace of my mom’s. I’d like to think of it as a good luck charm. I wear it when I think she might like to be with me in spirit when I’ve got something special going on. — Julie Kubsch, Specs Around Town, Bloomington, IL
  • When I travel I wear my St. Christopher medal. — Jim Williams, Eye to Eye, Mexico, MO
  • I have a religious pendant that my mom wore for many years. — Mitchell Kaufman, Marine Park Family Vision, Brooklyn, NY
  • My wife, for the cheering and encouragement to keep on keeping on. — Mickey Bradley, Patrick Optical, Fort Worth, TX
  • I have pens that I get very attached to. If I lose them, my day just does not seem to go as smoothly. — Angie Patteson, OD, Sunset Eye Care, Johnson City, TN
  • My grandmother’s jewelry. — Danielle Doniver, Heritage Optical, Detroit, MI
  • Can’t tell you but I think it works. — Susan L. Spencer, Council Eye Care, Williamsville, NY
  • A coin-like gift I got from a co-worker/friend after my father passed away. I always have it in my pocket! — Judy Scheuerell, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • My cat Verdelle. I have an entire wall of pictures in the optical lab dedicated to pictures of my cat and when I need a little positivity or good luck I go back and admire his handsome face. — Tiffany Firer, Lifetime Eyecare, Jenison MI

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