Presbyopia Patient Education

on October 10th, 2007 | Filed under Comics, Optoblog

Presbyopia Patient Education - Optoblog Comic #17

Seriously, would it be okay if we farmed out patient education on presbyopia to the techs or opticians or something? Are eye doctors the only ones on the planet who have ever heard of it? From the 40-something mildly farsighted patients especially I get these incredulous looks.

“But I’ve never needed glasses in my entire life!” they say.

If they can mandate that my child take sex ed in school, why can’t they mandate that everyone be forewarned about the whole presbyopia thing? I remember in second grade health class learning about the digestive tract with a slide show of a cartoon character traveling down a river on brown barrels. Why can’t they do a little ditty about the eyes too?

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