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Sunday Life Updates

We just got back from a mini trip this weekend. The optometrists in Western Colorado have recently formed a society to offer continuing education and networking, much like optometrists in Denver have been doing for years. Geography is a huge drawback to those of us in the less populated areas. We still had to drive 3.5 hours to make the meeting, but it’s better than 8 hours to Denver, and I attended one of the most inspiring lectures I’ve ever heard. It deserves a whole post, so I’ll keep you guessing for now. I used to love going to a bigger city so I could visit the mall, but that isn’t nearly as fun since I have more fun saving my money instead of spending it these days. I did find our daughter some sweet deals. We got five long sleeve shirts from Gymboree for $1.99-$3.99 each.  It is so much better financially to wait until after school starts to buy clothes! Selling My Business, Is it Ever Going to Happen? Many long time readers know that I have been trying to sell the last piece of my optometry practice for the past couple of years now. Originally, I had ...

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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #36- I Love Eyeballs

I spent 9 hours yesterday at the Indian Health Service Biannual Meeting attending continuing education classes. Indian Health CE is so unlike other optometry meetings because the patients are  generally more complicated. Most people think of optometrists as the people who give you glasses and contacts, and that is a big part of what I do. My favorite part, though, is medical optometry. It’s like a puzzle. My patient has  X, Y, and Z symptoms, and I have to connect the dots to decide what might be wrong. I’ve gotten several searches to my site along the lines of “I hate optometry” or “my optometry job is boring”. I really think those doctors are the ones that spit out prescriptions all day and never deal with any health issues. Eyes can tell you so much about the rest of your body if you do a little sleuthing and ask the right questions. It’s never fun to tell someone they might have diabetes or multiple sclerosis, but it does bond you to that patient in a certain way, and you feel the need to participate in their care and get them to the right specialist to keep them as healthy as ...

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