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Friday Fun Facts

Dont’ forget that Google reader is dead July 1st. You can follow Eyes on the Dollar on RSS, email, or Bloglovin’ Since I’m still having a blast in sunny San Diego, I thought I’d give you a break from finance today and share some funny facts about myself. -If I could have only one food for the rest of my life, it would be home grown, garden tomatoes. I would never get tired of them. -I’ve wanted to be an optometrist since 5th grade. Before that, I wanted to be an artist, but I realized that I have absolutely zero artistic talent. -I’ve always had eclectic taste in music. In third grade, I got a turn table record player and two albums: Kiss Dynasty and Snoopy and the Red Baron -My first airplane ride was when I was 17 years old after I won a trip to Washington DC for an essay I wrote about rural electric co-ops. -I’ve never plucked my eyebrows. -I can remember when people used to rake their carpets. -I’m from Kentucky, but am scared to death of horses. -I once owned a pair of leather pants. -I’ve been to Mardi Gras. Once was enough. -I believe ...

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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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