I tell you what, its time for me to find a new Eye Doctor. For the second time now, they failed to place an order with their supplier, this time for my external weight. Once again my treatment is being delayed, this time until early December because of a clerical error. That's another full month I have to go with a taped and patched eye. They didn't even give me a courtesy call, they let me make the drive down their to tell me they screwed up, again! Some of these medical offices I've had deal with have no respect for their patients. So, I'm looking for another Eye Care professional to work with.
I was dismayed to learn of this new reason for delay in your quest to obtain a much-needed external eye weight, caused by the doctor's office staff incompetence. Although I didn't require an eye weight, I had a similar maddening experience with my local ophthalmologist's office. I was there last fall for a follow-up visit to my cataract surgery (which was uneventful) and the good doctor let me sit and wait for almost a half-hour, alone, in an examination room, then didn't bother to offer even a perfunctory ("sorry about the wait"
) apology, as if my time and the inconvenience the waiting caused me were totally irrelevant. Of course, I'll never
go to that doctor again, even though his office keeps sending me 'reminders' about the need to have an annual eye examination. Perhaps, but not with that
I believe that just as we have to be pro-active with our health needs we definitely have to be discriminating as to what doctor we'll employ, based on his expertise, of course, but also on how well or badly we're treated by the doctor and his staff. If the staff seems indifferent and/or incompetent, the doctor should be made aware of that fact, preferably in writing, in a civil tone that implies disappointment rather than anger and a litany of complaints.
That said, I really hope you can have the doctor simply fax your prescription to MedDev
suggested, and get what you need without still further delay. Jim