Where can you buy contacts worldwide without having a current exam?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Julia Briggs, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Julia Briggs

    Neil Brooks Guest

    .. . . and the Award for Best Performance in a Dramatic Role goes to . . .
    Lee Bishop!
     
    Neil Brooks, Dec 17, 2004
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  2. Julia Briggs

    Lee Bishop Guest

    Thank you thank you, it's interesting to note how the people I refer
    to, in question, jump around like conditioned crickets at my words, but
    thank you anyway!
     
    Lee Bishop, Dec 17, 2004
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  3. Julia Briggs

    drfrank21 Guest


    I think part of the response from O.D.'s to this thread comes from
    the legal-liability issues. The following is from a source reviewing
    a cl text:

    "I was especially impressed with a chapter on the medico-legal
    complications of contact lens wear, by John Classe and Michael Harris.
    They explain that approximately 40-50% of all malpractice claims
    involving optometrists arise from the fitting or wear of contact
    lenses, which makes contact lens practice the greatest source of
    liability claims within optometry. They succinctly present a set of
    steps to minimize the risk of litigation. Examples of forms that can be
    used are provided in this chapter, as well as in earlier chapters."

    I don't wish to stereotype but the person/patient most likely to
    sue is the one who wants to take shortcuts and then place the
    blame game on everyone but themselves when it blows up in their
    face. The old "I wasn't told by my doctor of the risks that I could go
    blind if I refused to see him/her sooner than 10 years" gambit.
    frank
     
    drfrank21, Dec 18, 2004
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  4. Julia Briggs

    Lee Bishop Guest

    I agree with your point, but I think the docs' in here should not
    support their opinions with legal justifications that are not true
    (i.e. the Feds will probably not do anything, etc...)
     
    Lee Bishop, Dec 18, 2004
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  5. Julia Briggs

    Lee Bishop Guest

    I agree with your point, but I think the docs' in here should not
    support their opinions with legal justifications that are not true
    (i.e. it's illegal and the Feds will probably not do anything, etc...)
     
    Lee Bishop, Dec 18, 2004
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  6. Julia Briggs

    Lee Bishop Guest

    I agree with your point, but I think the docs' in here should not
    support their opinions with legal justifications that are not true
    (i.e. it's illegal, the Feds will probably not do anything, etc...)
     
    Lee Bishop, Dec 18, 2004
    #26
  7. Julia Briggs

    Lee Bishop Guest

    I agree with your point, but I think the docs' in here should not
    support their opinions with legal justifications that are not true
    (i.e. it's illegal, the Feds will probably not do anything, etc...)
     
    Lee Bishop, Dec 18, 2004
    #27
  8. Julia Briggs

    Lee Bishop Guest

    I agree with your point but also agree that docs' in here should not
    support their opinions with legal justifications that are not true
    (i.e. it's illegal, the Feds will probably not do anything, etc...)
     
    Lee Bishop, Dec 18, 2004
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  9. Julia Briggs

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I know teenagers who buy contact lenses at the flea market. People can
    always find a way to circumvent regulations. I'm not a policeman. I've
    got better things to do.

    I knew of a private optometrist who was closed down by the feds because he
    failed to give his patients their eyeglass prescriptions. In what way were
    the patients injured other than perhaps in their pocketbooks? I can well
    imagine that they would do the same to a dispenser who systematically sells
    lenses without a license or without a valid prescription. All it takes is
    someone to take offense and file a complaint.

    However, patients who ignore common sense and proper hygiene can quite
    easily get into serious medical trouble from something as seemingly benign
    as taking a shower while wearing their contact lenses.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Dec 18, 2004
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  10. Julia Briggs

    Lee Bishop Guest

    I think the original poster only wanted information. Good advice has
    been given...but, I think most of this thread has turned its head
    focused on public integrity.
     
    Lee Bishop, Dec 18, 2004
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  11. Julia Briggs

    Iceman Guest

    SYLLABICATION: ir·re·gard·less
    PRONUNCIATION: r-gärdls
    ADVERB: Nonstandard Regardless.
    ETYMOLOGY: Probably blend of irrespective and regardless.
    USAGE NOTE: Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be
    correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in
    nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the
    early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an
    improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical
    absurdity of combining the negative ir– prefix and –less suffix in a single
    term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from
    words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been
    considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so.

    Fran, do note the 1st phrase after usage note: "is a word"

    LMAO
     
    Iceman, Dec 18, 2004
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  12. Julia Briggs

    Card XII Guest

    Hear, hear! Just one of many logical slips. A double negative in
    "irregardless," a redundancy in "mentally-ill [sic] idiot," or "Reading her
    words."

    Dayum, this is fun!

    Card XII
     
    Card XII, Dec 18, 2004
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  13. Julia Briggs

    Iceman Guest

    False, and if you were properly educated you would be aware of that.

    If you bothered to read the whole story behind the "word" it might've help
    to clarify the issues. It came from a dictionary.

    There are many words that came into existence within the last 40 years due
    to technology and its usage. There are many words which had been shunned
    over the years that ended up "accepted" simply because the usage was too
    common. Regarding the word you just used as a rather poor example, while I
    have not tried to look it up, it would seem a phonetic spelling based on
    southern accents. I doubt anyone would see it spelled that way.
     
    Iceman, Dec 19, 2004
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  14. Julia Briggs

    A Lieberman Guest

    Google is your friend Lee! Do a little Googling on Francine, and you will
    find she is obsessive compulsive (in my opinion anyway) about vision
    therapy.

    If you disagree with her, you are wrong, no and ifs or butts....

    Followups sent to sci.psychology.ssychotherapy where she belongs.

    Allen
     
    A Lieberman, Dec 19, 2004
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  15. Julia Briggs

    Iceman Guest

    LOL, you might be more educated than you appear, but your reading
    comprehension skills are lacking. Reread what I wrote about "nucular".
    No, you made a point about "irregardless" picking at words to make a point,
    not the subject of the text.
    No? I suppose they would blame it on your vision, not your comprehension?

    LOL, "more than a little bit driven", "obsessive-compulsive" sounds the
    same to me. Maybe your vision problems are not so much what your eye's see
    but how the mind see's it? Just an observation not a diagnosis. :)
     
    Iceman, Dec 19, 2004
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  16. Julia Briggs

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Francine wrote in part:
    Please be careful with your attributions, Francine. I was most certainly
    /not/ the one to use the expression "word salad."
     
    Neil Brooks, Dec 19, 2004
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  17. Julia Briggs

    Ann Guest

    The word "irregardless" is in the Oxford English Dictionary so it must
    be a word. The OED is god.

    Ann
     
    Ann, Dec 20, 2004
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  18. Julia Briggs

    The Real Bev Guest

    Yes, but it is a descriptive god, not a prescriptive one. Even if words
    exist, they can still sound really stupid and reflect nothing but
    discredit on the user.
     
    The Real Bev, Dec 23, 2004
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  19. Julia Briggs

    Iceman Guest

    Like your use of grammar?
     
    Iceman, Dec 23, 2004
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  20. Julia Briggs

    Iceman Guest

    You are joking, right? There is so much proof to the contrary.

    Since you are a "great deal more educated" then most would believe then you
    must have had a blonde moment when you wrote that. Please don't frown too
    much, it creates lines.
     
    Iceman, Dec 24, 2004
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