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    6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays



    Being on call

    “I hate it when referral ODs put me on call for the holiday without telling me,” says Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO, in Madison, AL.

    “I hate when I have to take emergency call every holiday because everyone makes travel plans when they are supposed to be on call.

    “I hate emergency call.” 

    Being asked about holiday shopping

    “Patients asking me if I’ve done all my shopping yet,” says Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella, OD, FAAO, in Augusta, GA. “The answer is perpetually a hard ‘no.’”

    Related: Holiday gift giving for ODs made easy

    Patients looking for freebies

    Patients coming in asking for free contact lens trials because they want to wait until benefits kick in on January 1,” says Bryan Wolynski, OD, FAAO, in New York City.

    “And patients wanting contact lens trials for holiday travel,” he says.


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