Optometry – The Safest Profession

on June 19th, 2006 | Filed under Optoblog

I did not know this before, but apparently New Zealand measures the overall safety of different professions. You guessed it, optometry is the safest profession in New Zealand. I would guess that it has less to do with actual safety and more to do with the fact that the reporting is inaccurate. We optometrists aren’t very big complainers.

That broken back from leaning to reach the phoropter? It’s not bad enough to complain about, and it seems to be stable- the same amount of pain over the last few years.

That stomach ulcer? Hardly related to the stress at work. I’m sure it’s just from eating pizza, and it seems to go away for a few minutes if I down enough Ca++ carbonate.

What do I have to complain about anyway? Do I complain about insurance companies discriminating against me by not letting me on their panels, even though I am fully qualified? Well, actually, THAT I do complain about. Ticks me off to no end.

I think New Zealand probably forgot to measure the safety of being an ophthalmologist. They have their techs do refractions, office and optical managers do everything else, and they don’t have any problems being paneled. What a charmed life!

2 Comments

2 Responses to “Optometry – The Safest Profession”

  1. erin says:

    So I have missed it! 😕

  2. Erin says:

    I think that the optometry it is the safest profession, indeed. I do not see many risks in here and I consider it a non-stressful profession.