I was the ‘blind one’ in my family.
The kid who got glasses in fourth grade. Who probably should have had them years before, but faked her way through school eye exams.
The only one in glasses in my family. The only one in glasses in my class.
Over the years, I’ve gotten used to having bad eyesight. To doctors saying I can’t buy certain eyeglasses frames because “your lenses are too thick.” It’s all good.
I can wear contacts, too.
But at my annual checkup this week, my ophthalmologist said my retinas were ‘textbook.’
Take a look.
Aren’t they beautiful?
It’s nice to see one part of my eyes living up to their potential.
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Just ask the Middle East.
Or, on a much smaller scale, ask my new ophthalmologist.
I arrived at his office 15 minutes before my scheduled appointment this morning (as requested). I soon discovered he shared a reception area with another physician.
My doctor’s receptionist had a small desk in the waiting room. A new laptop occupied one corner. Few visible files. A streamlined check-in process.
The other receptionist was heard, not seen. That’s because of all the files stacked on his desk, and the constant peck-peck-peck of his electric typewriter during my visit.
An electric typewriter! It took me a moment to place the sound when I entered reception.
If I had scheduled an appointment with that doctor, I might have paused….might have questioned her knowledge and ability based on the old school approach to the business being conducted in the front office.
When was the last time that doctor had advanced training? Read JAMA? Attended a conference?
All because the receptionist was still working in 1982.
Because technology matters.
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