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Re: Angry at assistant in Eye Doctors office

@pattiewaddle  I would have had the same reaction as you.  I have a hard time understanding a lot of people through the masks.  And I get so tired of asking them to repeat things!  My sister and I were in an electronics store the other day so I could pick up my laptop.  Later, she said to me 'you were at the counter a long time.'  I said I know, I had to ask the clerk to repeat every single thing he said to me.  Between the mumbling, the mask, and plexi-glass, it was so frustrating.

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@on the bay wrote:

@ThinkingCamille,

Yes, I've experienced the same

and feel just the same way!


 Sorry to hear that . I am a RN  and I was taught early on   in my education how to care for  patients with hearing and visual deficits .  I had  Grandparents and remember  they had challenges with sight and hearing issues .  I think so much is not being taught and  alot of people come across as they don't give a rip  to be helpful to others  . Over the years , I  did  try to educate other nurses and  various other health care staff  . I did meet with  Hospital Administrators  to let them know of improvement their facility needed to implement  for those with hearing and visual deficits.

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Re: Angry at assistant in Eye Doctors office

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Wrong.   I repeat what @Tinkrbl44 said in her reply.

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Re: Angry at assistant in Eye Doctors office


@ThinkingCamille wrote:

@on the bay wrote:

@ThinkingCamille,

Yes, I've experienced the same

and feel just the same way!


 Sorry to hear that . I am a RN  and I was taught early on   in my education how to care for  patients with hearing and visual deficits .  I had  Grandparents and remember  they had challenges with sight and hearing issues .  I think so much is not being taught and  alot of people come across as they don't give a rip  to be helpful to others  . Over the years , I  did  try to educate other nurses and  various other health care staff  . I did meet with  Hospital Administrators  to let them know of improvement their facility needed to implement  for those with hearing and visual deficits.


@ThinkingCamille,

I appreciate all you are doing and I know it means a lot to my mother when someone speaks clearly,  slowly and loud enough for her to hear and also addresses her when she is at a doctors appt and not her daughter.

It doesn't take much effort to make such a difference to the elderly or those who have a hard time hearing,

or not able to see well.

You are making a difference!

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Re: Angry at assistant in Eye Doctors office

You were wrong. Clearly wrong. Very wrong. 

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Re: Angry at assistant in Eye Doctors office

My mom had problems till she got hearing aids.  While occasionally has trouble understanding, it is so much better.

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Re: Angry at assistant in Eye Doctors office

@pattiewaddle - You were right.

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Your eye doctor has an assistant?  When I go to my opthamologist, he is the only one I see.  Except for the lady at the front desk who answers the phone and files insurance forms, the doctor is the only person in the office.  He does it all. 

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@pattiewaddle 

 

Right or wrong about what exactly? I am one that doesn't believe, that in everything that transpires, there has to be a right or wrong. 

 

 

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Re: Angry at assistant in Eye Doctors office

You're a rare breed, John.  A precious rare breed!