Wearing of the white
I notice in some overseas ‘optical’ publications a sudden abundance of images of smiling practitioners wearing white coats, accompanying learned reports aimed at the faithful.
In days of yore, as a matter of course, they were worn by students in optometry courses, preparing them for when they graduated and took on the wearing of white as the done thing.
Apparently, it followed on from what medical students and practitioners did.
Today, the acres of white have largely been abandoned – by medicos and optos. Sometimes a suit, but usually smart casual for both ladies and gents.
Much more comfortable and just as professional looking.
Protecting the ‘independents’
It’s always interesting to watch the shenanigans of the self-styled protectors of ‘independent’ optometry practices in the face of fierce (and successful) competition from what they insist on calling “optical chains”.
The nonsense comes from all manner of groups, from academia to industry associations, with suppliers who wish to curry favour to ‘independents’ blathering on about how they support them, while doing as much as they can to become suppliers to the big guys.
The two faces they show are, at times, almost staggering, deserving to be disregarded for their efforts.
Heave-ho, health minister
Question: When do you know a politician is lying? Answer: When their mouth is open.
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