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    15 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays




    Know-it-all friends and family

    "Relatives and friends who think that they know more about eyes than I do and argue with me about it," says Leo Semes, OD, FAAO.

    "Case in point from some years ago: A relative had an Rx from California for spectacles that included a bifocal component and insisted that she did not want 'Transitions.'"  

    Dr. Semes ordered the progressive as written in high-index, scratch-resistant coating, for an expensive frame.

    "You know what's next," he says. "She was outraged that there was an add. Of course, I sent the spectacles to her next-day air via FedEx, so I really had a nice holiday meal!"

    Colleen E. McCarthy
    Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the ...


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