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It’s not so funny

The College of Optometrists in the U.K. conducted a study on the most outrageous reasons why people decide to book an eye exam.

The study wanted to highlight the importance of seeing an eye care professional quickly when vision deteriorates.

Here are some of the situations described by respondents:

  • A man started chatting to a stranger in a bar, thinking it was his girlfriend…
  • People offending their friends and relatives by failing to recognize them…
  • A pilot landed a jumbo jet safely in thick fog but then taxied it the wrong way along the runway… and many people drove the wrong way down a one way street…
  • A woman took her socks and shoes off at the optometrist’s, thinking she was at the podiatrist’s (the shop next door)…

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