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(Newcastle Evening Chronicle)   One-eyed man claims optician discriminated against him because he refused to give him an eye test at half price   ( chroniclelive.co.uk) divider line
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2014-07-24 11:13:29 AM  
"Would you like to see our lower cost prosthetics?"

"Would I ?!"

"No, they're plastic"
 
2014-07-24 11:41:44 AM  
Two words:  Fixed costs.

You're paying for the equipment, lighting, and the like, along with record keeping, administrative time, in addition to the time of the person involved in actually doing the exam.
 
2014-07-24 12:32:28 PM  
Well, its an eye test, not an eyes test.
 
2014-07-24 12:33:37 PM  
David lost his right eye when he was 14 after being shot by a fellow pupil with an airgun

So you really CAN put an eye out like that? I'll be damned...
 
2014-07-24 12:34:06 PM  
He's the King of the Land of the Blind, he can fork over the full price.
 
2014-07-24 12:34:26 PM  
He should get 50% off on a brain scan too.
 
2014-07-24 12:34:32 PM  
I feel sorry for the guy who actually does get a 50% discount at a whorehouse.
 
2014-07-24 12:35:02 PM  
And you can't buy just one shoe (or glove) either.
 
2014-07-24 12:37:09 PM  
Just because you have half the number of parts, doesn't mean the labor is half the time.
 
2014-07-24 12:39:04 PM  
"I have to look after the eye I have left, it is a very personal thing to me and important for the health of my eye that I have it checked properly," he said.

So I am going to try and scam and sue and rant and rave to get a bargain basement price.
 
2014-07-24 12:39:32 PM  

One-eyed man claims optician discriminated against him because he refused to give him an eye test at half price


Yarr, this here be piracy.
 
2014-07-24 12:40:03 PM  
As long as he's willing to pay double at the movies.  Since he'll have to watch it twice to see the whole thing.
 
2014-07-24 12:41:30 PM  
I wonder if dentists charge by the number of teeth you have.
 
2014-07-24 12:42:57 PM  
Come to think of it, I bet the optician still checks the health of the other eye socket.
 
2014-07-24 12:43:33 PM  
I have a feeling they're just never going to see eye to eye on this issue.
 
2014-07-24 12:45:03 PM  

Russ1642: Come to think of it, I bet the optician still checks the health of the other eye socket.


An optician probably wouldn't, unless there was something obvious going on, but an ophthalmologist definitely would.
 
2014-07-24 12:56:50 PM  

dittybopper: Two words:  Fixed costs.

You're paying for the equipment, lighting, and the like, along with record keeping, administrative time, in addition to the time of the person involved in actually doing the exam.


Don't tell that to a professional victim, liberal
 
2014-07-24 12:57:07 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Russ1642: Come to think of it, I bet the optician still checks the health of the other eye socket.


Indeed.  FTFA: In patients with an ocular prosthesis it is important to be comprehensive. A typical sight test will include an examination of the surrounding area as well as the eye itself. Without proper care, prostheses can result in eyelid irritation which would require a referral to an appropriate specialist.

"Eyelid irritation"? Meh. At least it doesn't cause blindness
 
2014-07-24 01:01:11 PM  

dittybopper: Two words:  Fixed costs.

You're paying for the equipment, lighting, and the like, along with record keeping, administrative time, in addition to the time of the person involved in actually doing the exam.


But he is only doing half an examination. Half the time to examine, half the notes to administrate, only using the equipment for half the time.  It would require twice as much time and support to examine two eyes.  If I brought two cars in for oil changes, I would have to pay for both.  This guy is effectively bringing in one car when everybody else is bringing in two.  Your argument is invalid.

By your argument, two seperate patients could be bundled, and both should pay the full cost of both examinations.
 
2014-07-24 01:02:39 PM  
Opticians don't give eye exams. They fit glasses. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists give eye exams.
 
2014-07-24 01:04:40 PM  
Gouge out his other eye, as punishment for his stupidity.
 
2014-07-24 01:05:21 PM  

Russ1642: Come to think of it, I bet the optician still checks the health of the other eye socket.


They will, this guy is just a cheap bastard that think's he's clever. I'm sure amputees don't get discounts on their physicals either.
 
2014-07-24 01:14:08 PM  

billybobtoo: Opticians don't give eye exams. They fit glasses. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists give eye exams.


Not in the UK.

NHS optician is still the term most of us associate with their eye healthcare professional... When you visit an optician, you'll have your sight tested by an ophthalmic practitioner, which can mean either an optometrist or an ophthalmic medical practitioner.

The guys who are limited strictly to fitting and making glasses are often referred to with the more specific term "Dispensing Opticians"
 
2014-07-24 01:17:37 PM  
Actualy he IS only paying for one eye. That's why they call it an "EYE exam" The optician just does the other as a buy one, get one promotion.
 
2014-07-24 01:21:37 PM  
On the surface it sounds dumb, but when you think about it.... Nope still sounds dumb.
 
2014-07-24 01:32:13 PM  

dittybopper: Two words:  Fixed costs.

You're paying for the equipment, lighting, and the like, along with record keeping, administrative time, in addition to the time of the person involved in actually doing the exam.


And even the time of the person doing the exam isn't halved.  Still takes just as long to greet him.  Just as long for friendly banter.  Just as many inane questions that have to be answered.  Just as long airing his stink out of the room when he leaves.  Etc.
 
2014-07-24 02:01:49 PM  
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2014-07-24 02:05:15 PM  
bet he didn't see that one coming!!
 
2014-07-24 02:30:45 PM  
Many of you thinks his perception lacks depth, but I'm siding with him.
 
2014-07-24 02:51:23 PM  
Oh just let him have his eye test for half price and next time charge him full price for a "vision test".
 
2014-07-24 02:54:34 PM  

Tricky Chicken: dittybopper: Two words:  Fixed costs.

You're paying for the equipment, lighting, and the like, along with record keeping, administrative time, in addition to the time of the person involved in actually doing the exam.

But he is only doing half an examination. Half the time to examine, half the notes to administrate, only using the equipment for half the time.  It would require twice as much time and support to examine two eyes.  If I brought two cars in for oil changes, I would have to pay for both.  This guy is effectively bringing in one car when everybody else is bringing in two.  Your argument is invalid.

By your argument, two seperate patients could be bundled, and both should pay the full cost of both examinations.



Know how I know you didn't even read the article before getting all butt hurt? Go on, figure it out.
 
2014-07-24 03:36:11 PM  

AgentPothead: Tricky Chicken: dittybopper: Two words:  Fixed costs.

You're paying for the equipment, lighting, and the like, along with record keeping, administrative time, in addition to the time of the person involved in actually doing the exam.

But he is only doing half an examination. Half the time to examine, half the notes to administrate, only using the equipment for half the time.  It would require twice as much time and support to examine two eyes.  If I brought two cars in for oil changes, I would have to pay for both.  This guy is effectively bringing in one car when everybody else is bringing in two.  Your argument is invalid.

By your argument, two seperate patients could be bundled, and both should pay the full cost of both examinations.


Know how I know you didn't even read the article before getting all butt hurt? Go on, figure it out.


The argument preceeding mine was independent and not confined by the circumstances in the article.

Know how I know you didn't read AND comprehend the whole post before becoming a sanctimonious ass? Go on, figure it out.
 
2014-07-24 05:47:33 PM  
That .. is a stupid f*ck.
 
2014-07-24 08:31:36 PM  

billybobtoo: Opticians don't give eye exams. They fit glasses. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists give eye exams.


Yes.

I'm an optician who also handles admin/tech stuff for an optometrist. I have had multiple people over the years with only one functional eye ask if they'd get a discount on the exam, but none ever seemed serious about it. On the other hand, there was a lady a few months who had two functional eyes but only wanted one of them checked, and got really, really pissed at me when I told her the doctor was going to want to look at both of them.
 
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