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You’re Having a Dinner Party … These are the Three People – Dead or Alive – You’d Invite

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You’re Having a Dinner Party … These are the Three People – Dead or Alive – You’d Invite
  • Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly from Step Brothers! — Caitlin Wicka, San Juan Eye Center, Montrose, CO
  • Neil Armstrong (tell me the truth), Margaret Cho, and my bestie who passed away. — Sherry Berry, Eye against Eye and Ardmore Eye Care, Ardmore, PA
  • Jesus, Moses and Ghandi. — Richard Frankel, OD, Atlantic Cape Eyecare, Wildwood, NJ
  • My dad and my grandmothers. I miss them and I would like to learn more about our family history. They had some great stories they shared with us. — Dawn Christman Munoz, North Valley Eye Medical Group, Indian Hills, CA
  • My dad, mom and sister – all deceased. — Susie Phillips, Dr. Brendon Johnson, O.D., Pekin, IL
  • Chris Farley, Nelson Mandela and David Beckham. — Sarah Jerome, OD, Look + See Eye Care, Minneapolis, MN
  • Robin Williams, Queen Esther and Ludwig van Beethoven. — Nikki Griffin, EyeStyles Optical and Boutique, Oakdale, MN
  • Simon Sinek, Ayn Rand and Malcolm Gladwell. — Selina McGee, OD, Precision Vision of Edmond, Edmond, OK
  • Chester Bennington, Tom Hiddleston and Kate Hudson. — Selena Jachens, Urban Eyecare & Eyewear, West Des Moines, IA
  • My mother, father and sister. — Alexander Saper, Great Glasses, Houston, TX
  • Steve Martin, Ani Difranco and Amy Winehouse. — Nancy Revis, Uber Optics, Petaluma, CA
  • My spouse (of course), then Crazy Horse and Geronimo. — Jeff Grosekemper, Casa De Oro Eyecare, Spring Valley, CA
  • Ugh, I can only pick three?! I would love to have dinner with Ellen Degeneres, Dwayne Johnson and Jimmy Fallon. Although I’m not sure any eating would actually occur because there’d be way too much laughter! — Christine Howard, Attleboro Vision Care, Attleboro, MA
  • My father, grandfather and brothers. — William Chancellor, Eye Can See Eyewear, McDonough, GA
  • My great grandfather Hollis (great business sense), Jesus (obvious reasons) and Martin Luther King (wisdom and vision). — Blake Hutto, OD, Family Vision Care, Alma, GA
  • INVISION staff. (Editor Note: You’re on Dan! What can we bring?) — Daniel R. Wolfe, OD, Discerning Eye, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • First will always be my grandmother. I would love to share a conversation with a leadership driven explorer type person like Ernest Shackleton, I could only imagine the things he could share. For the third, perhaps someone just incredibly FUN like Robin Williams, just to have the most fun dinner ever! — Carissa Dunphy, Monroe Vision Clinic, Monroe, WA
  • Trump, George Patton and my father. — John LaShorne, Brown County Eye Care, Nashville, IN
  • Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin and Marie Salomea Sklodowska (Marie Curie). — Leisa Lauer, Dr. H. Michael Shack, Newport Beach, FL
  • Jesus, Abe Lincoln and Albert Schwitzer. — Dennis Iadarola, OD, Center For Vision Care, LLC, Monroe, CT
  • Tom Hanks, Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Fiennes. — Kevin Count, Prentice Lab, Glenview, IL
  • My mom who has been gone for 12 years, my poodle that I just lost in April and Mother Theresa. — Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • Mary, Pope Benedict and Urban. — Bethany Cassar, Complete Eye Health, Holland, MI
  • Dave Chapelle, Charles Barkley and Neil Degrasse-Tyson. — Chris Lopez, OD, Roberts Eyecare Associates, Vestal, NY
  • Can they be fictional too? My Granny, The Rock and Superman. — Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South Georgia, Valdosta, GA
  • Stephen King, Maya Angelou and Michelle Obama. — Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • The Pope, Flip Wilson (as Geraldine) and my husband. — Kathy Maren, Comb EyeCare & Eyewear, Western Springs, IL
  • Bob Marley, JFK and Marilyn Monroe. — Amy Pelak, Proview Eyecare Optometry, Corona, CA
  • Outside of my family, Mother Theresa, Katherine Johnson and Amelia Earhart. — Pam Peters, Midwest Eye, Downers Grove, IL
  • Donald J Trump, Melania Trump and my wife. — Robert M, Easton Jr, OD, Oakland Park, FL
  • I don’t like hypotheticals like this. I am happy with the people I have dinner with now and the one many people want to eat with, Jesus, I know I will see someday when the time is right. — Zachary Dirks, OD, St. Peter and Belle Plaine Eyecare Centers, Saint Peter, MN
  • John Lennon, Tom Ellis and Edward Norton. — Tim Gray, Visual Eyes, Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Kevin Costner. — Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville, NY
  • My grandmother. — Jocelyn Anderson, National Vision, Riverdale, GA
  • Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and my grandmother. — Adam Ramsey, OD, Socialite Vision, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Johnson, and Freddie Mercury. Then I’d leave and let Edgar Allen Poe have my place. If Robert really sold his soul at the crossroads, I’d have to substitute. — Angel Miller, Cynthiana Vision Center, Cynthiana, KY
  • Joe Montana, Dwight Clark and Jerry Rice. — Texas L. Smith, OD, Dr. Texas L. Smith & Assoc., Citrus Heights, CA
  • Barack and Michelle Obama. Maybe with Terry Gross so she can ask all the good questions. I also have really gotten into the podcast “My Favorite Murder” with Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgareth, but I would want those ladies over for cheesecake, wine, and murder conversations that go on crazy tangents. — Jenna Gilbertson, McCulley Optix Gallery, Fargo, ND
  • Thomas Jefferson, Walter Cronkite and Robin Williams. — Judith Whitelaw, Dr. Gregory Char, OD, Orange, OR
  • Caesar, Thomas Jefferson and Stephen Hawking. — Michael Martorana, OD, Falls City Eye Care, Louisville, KY
  • Abraham, Martin and John! If unavailable, I’ll settle for Morrison, Lennon and Dylan. — Dave Schultz, OD, Urban Optics, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein and Hugh Hefner. — Rick Rickgauer, Vision Associates, Girard, PA
  • Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and Prince Harry. — Pam Neagle, Austin Eyeworks, Austin, TX
  • Barak and Michelle Obama, Nina Simone and Sandra Bullock. — Kim Hilgers, Monson Eyecare Center, Owatonna, MN
  • That’s a hard one. Robin Williams, Ronald Reagan and of course my wife. — Scott Felten, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • Do the New Kids on the Block count as one even though there are 5 of them? — Deanna Phillips, Clemmons Family Eye Care, Clemmons, NC
  • Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and Joe Bonamassa. — Katie Root, Latham Family Vision, Latham, NY
  • Don Knots, Jerry Lewis and Sean Connery. — Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • Andy Cohen, Dave Grohl, Gillian Pensavalle … this is assuming my husband and daughter are already coming. — Jessika Arena, The Eye Center, Asheville, NC

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