Optoblog revolutionized optometric blogging with eye doctor-related comics and poetry. Now we have “@ the Optotrician” which contains quick anecdotes and conversations that actually occur at a vision-center/eye-clinic/optical/eye-doctor-office.
This is à la Love the Liberry blog that I discovered when it was linked to by Mental Floss the other day. It’s so awesome that I’ve already read the archives back to 2007.
By the way, if you would like to be a contributor to optoblog, please see this page.
Without further delay, here is the inaugural post of @ the Optotrician:
Teenage Girl: Hey does anyone have a dime? Do you have a dime?
An asian male (from Asia), 20s, doesn’t want the full glasses power I found written in his Rx. He wants less so his eyes don’t get worse. I explain it’s debatable whether that would help, hurt, or make no difference for his future glasses magnitude, but he insists. I am fine with it as long as he is legal to drive. I show him a +0.75 shift, and he is satisfied with that.
What’s the deal with optometrists in India not prescribing cylinder? I’ve seen several Indians (from India) that have 0.75 diopters or more of astigmatism, and their glasses from last year are spherical.
Guy in 20s: Can I charge my phone here?
Man walks right past sign posting prices of eye exam. Asks optician, “How much is an eye exam?” This happens thousands of times a day.
I’m sure a few thousand of you are wondering what do do while visiting Salt Lake City for the 2011 AOA convention (#optometrysmtg). I asked my Facebook friends for input on stuff to do while being a tourist in Salt Lake City, and I’ve compiled the following list:
- Temple Square: Salt Lake Temple visitors’ center-North and South, the Tabernacle, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Conference Center, Joseph Smith Memorial building with its Legacy Theater, Church History and Art Museum, and Tour Brigham Young’s Mansion.
- The Gateway: Discovery Gateway children’s museum, Clark Planetarium, Olympic fountains (bring towels).
- Thanksgiving Point: Dinosaur Museum, iWorlds space adventure, golfing, Dog Days
- Cabela’s– enough said!
- Hogle Zoo
- This is the Place Heritage Park– experience the Mormon pioneer version of the wild west. 😉
- Living Planet Aquarium
- Tracey Aviary
- Red Butte Gardens (at the University of Utah). They also hold concerts, like the band Cake on the 16th.
- Bingham Mine (a.k.a. Kennecot copper mine) tour- largest open pit mine in the U.S.A.
- Connect Pass – includes admission to many of these things (that cost) and also includes a lunch at the Lion House. You can buy either a 1, 2, 3, or 365 day pass.
- Salt Lake Bees baseball game!
- Fort Douglas Military Museum
- Salt Lake Cemetery– visit the resting places of some of Utah’s most famous people!
Also you can visit Park City.