Visual Performance Today 69 Volume 1 | Issue 2
Ha, ha, ha! Hee, Hee!! Guffaw, guffaw!!!
Ha, Hee, Guffaw!
I could finish my book review right here,
but what would be the fun of that? Many
of you have heard of Dr. Newman because
he is a prolific writer. He’s a former editor
for the California Optometric Association
journal and a former contributing editor
for Optometry, Journal of the American
Optometric Association. All of
us have had patients say the
most unusual, interesting, and
funny things. Most of us say (at
least to ourselves), I should write
these down and publish a book.
We then start our next patient
and soon forget all about this, at
least until the next patient says
something of interest during an
examination. Well, Dr. Newman
did not forget. He wrote down
what he heard, and the end result is this
book. Here are a few examples of “things
Patient (Pt): How much are contract
Dr. N: You mean contact lenses?
Patient: No, contract glasses, for reading
the small print in a contract.
Dr. N: Tell me about your glasses. What’s
your biggest problem?
Pt: Finding them!
Dr. N: What are you taking medications
Elderly Pt: Everything I’m having
Dr. N: Now does that look blurry?
Pt: I can’t tell. I can’t read any of
As you can see, Dr. Newman obviously
examines the same patients we do. This
book should be read by any optometrists
and staff members who need a laugh after a
hard day in the office. Buy it. Read it. Laugh.
Laugh many times.
A Romp Through an Eye Examination
Author: Byron Newman, OD
Reviewed by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd
Illinois College of Optometry • Chicago, Illinois