Archive for March, 2007

For Free

David Langford on March 29th, 2007 under Comics •  No Comments

I’ve filled in at Big Box opticals where the staff tells me that the usual doctor doesn’t charge for follow ups on things like red eyes. Unbelievable. Not only are these doctors leaving money on the table, they’re making the rest of the profession look bad. How come patients question optometrist fees so much? When […]

The Optom…etrician?

David Langford on March 26th, 2007 under Comics •  No Comments

Seriously, I’ve heard countless times, “The last obstetrician I saw gave me these glasses that…” Or, “Optometrist…that’s an eye doctor, right?” It’s hard to believe they aren’t sure. I know in the back of their mind that they are confusing it with an OB. I think we should make a Greek/Latin course mandatory in High […]

The Way of the Dodo?

David Langford on March 25th, 2007 under Comics •  3 Comments

I’m not positive that solo private practice has an infinite future. It’s getting harder to compete without large volume. I think multi-doctor power practices and chain opticals with buying power are the only ones with a chance of staying in the game 20 years from now. Does anyone want to defend poor, little solo private […]

I don’t hate optometry

David Langford on March 19th, 2007 under Optoblog •  10 Comments

I just got an e-mail invitation to join a Yahoo Group called, and I quote, “optometrysucks.” The body of the e-mail only says: has invited you to join the optometrysucks group! Tell us about your experiences as an optometrist First of all, I don’t hate optometry, and I definitely don’t think it sucks. Second, […]


David Langford on March 19th, 2007 under Comics •  1 Comment

If you go to a certain contact lens retailer with deep pockets to pay off Utah legislators, you will find the following quote, The One Year Myth Some eye care providers tell you that they cannot issue an expiration date of more than one year. This is not true. One year is a minimum, not […]

Practice Consultants are Like Broken Records

David Langford on March 18th, 2007 under Comics •  2 Comments

Does anyone care to debate about this? Every time a read something by practice consultants, they invariably sneak a “raise your fees” quote in there somewhere. I feel the cost of healthcare delivery is so high because of insurance companies. Insurance companies drive providers to set their fees higher than they would normally be because […]

The Real Reason the Bank Mandates Life Insurance

David Langford on March 17th, 2007 under Comics •  No Comments

A funny movie could be made about an optometrist looking to open up a new practice. He goes to a convention where one of the booths has a less-than-reputable financing company from the wrong side of the tracks. Of course his practice starts slow, so he’s going to miss a payment. The mobster-backed financing company […]

Trendy Glasses

David Langford on March 16th, 2007 under Comics •  1 Comment

Lemon Juice Drops?

David Langford on March 2nd, 2007 under Comics •  5 Comments

I’ve got tons of these, and I’m going to continue posting them no matter what you say. Or…what you don’t say, I guess, since no one seems to comment whether or not they think the new Optoblog cartoons are funny. Sure, the art isn’t there yet, but you gotta admit the lines are semi-funny, right?