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Presbyopia Patient Education

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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Written by David Langford, O.D.

David Langford is a graduate of PUCO 2003, worked as a USPHS/IHS optometrist, then as fill-in commercial, then solo private practice, and now works full time as an independent doctor of optometry inside a Wal-Mart Vision Center.

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