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    Re: how old are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
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    going blind, now scared of eye doctors too, do they clean their gear well enough? I have worried about the eye pressure thingy for several years

    just put a pouch on my porch with 10 loaded film holders for a friend I will never see again face to face, he's moving away

    the good old days were last year...
    I get my eye exams at the VA and they clean the equipment after each exam. They have been quite through but the exams are done by interns in Opthomology and then a VA Opthomologist checks their result and verifies it. He is usually a local doctor who devotes time to the VA.

    My daughter’s sister in law is an Opthomologist with her own large practice and she, and her husband, a private practice Podiatrist always derides the VA specialists but I have had no problems over the past few decades. Except getting continuous trifocals lenses and MC takes some negotiating!

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    Re: how old are we?

    Impossible to gauge sanitation while sitting in the chair, chin on rest, without glasses as they grab a thing I cannot see and touch my eyes with it, repeatedly to measure inner eye pressure.

    The Field of Vision test is worse, when I get done with that torture I cannot focus for an hour.

    Doctors! Can't live with them, can't live without them...
    sin eater

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    how old are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Impossible to gauge sanitation while sitting in the chair, chin on rest, without glasses as they grab a thing I cannot see and touch my eyes with it, repeatedly to measure inner eye pressure.

    The Field of Vision test is worse, when I get done with that torture I cannot focus for an hour.

    Doctors! Can't live with them, can't live without them...

    Well, I can’t vouch for everybody but where I work (Moran Eye Center, SLC, UT) we are currently sanitizing all of our cameras, tables, computers, door handles, light switches, chair armrests, and anything else that is often touched first thing in the morning and before we go home. I don’t know what the cleaning staff does after we leave.


    Additionally, we are each sanitizing the cameras we will use for a specific patient immediately before we retrieve that patient. We and the techs are in gloves and masks and I think Friday I washed something like 50 times.


    Usually the devices for checking pressure (sounds like a “tono-pen” from your description) have little sterile, single-use condom-like covers.


    We’re usually very clean anyway, and hopefully these “overkill” measures will keep spread down.


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    Re: how old are we?

    Last visit, 3 months ago, no gloves on anybody, I keep trying to see the condom, it's not there...

    This large factory system of eye maintenance and repair is the only game for 100 miles

    The family that runs the show, did my cataracts 2 years ago, since that time, less talented people are now my caretakers

    I'm on Medicare with Plan F, with no income beyond SS

    When working I had great care in City #3 USA, using the high priced Doctors with my always topped off FSA, as I was healthy

    2008 changed my fortunes, 2 divorces were also very expensive

    Moot point now
    sin eater

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    Re: how old are we?

    To answer the OP, I am 43. I shoot everything from digital (Olympus omd EM1 Mark II) to film 35 mm (Oly OM 4ti) to medium Pentax 645 n und large (Intrepid 4*5 mark 4).

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    Re: how old are we?

    Hey Bob... think about next year the way one my clients described it when she was turning 80. She'd say, "I'm having my 5th Sweet Sixteen party!" I loved it then, and clearly still do. Congrats on 79!!!

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    Re: how old are we?

    65 in June. Went to Germaine School of Photography in 1980 to learn Color Printing and Color Studio Techniques. I was intrigued by large format photography. I was bitten by the bug in the 1960's after seeing a slide show of a family friend who had visited the eastern seaboard states during autumn. That's on my bucket list. I got stuck in NYC working in the photo field. Some of the best years of my life. USA what a beautiful experience, met so many nice people and great mentors. bk

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    Re: how old are we?

    I don't know why I keep answering this thread. I am now a year older than last time so I must be 91. I'm lucky to have good genes and good doctors who brought me back from death's bed when I was attacked b a rare bacteria last year. Still using 2 of my favorite cameras several times each week. AN 8x10 and a 5x12.Age Related Loss of strength caused me to sell the 7x17 so I Have to get by with these smaller ones. Stay Healthy and active. Don't sit down and die.

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    Re: how old are we?

    For me it’s going to be 60 this year, getting weird.

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    Re: how old are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    I don't know why I keep answering this thread. I am now a year older than last time so I must be 91. I'm lucky to have good genes and good doctors who brought me back from death's bed when I was attacked b a rare bacteria last year. Still using 2 of my favorite cameras several times each week. AN 8x10 and a 5x12.Age Related Loss of strength caused me to sell the 7x17 so I Have to get by with these smaller ones. Stay Healthy and active. Don't sit down and die.
    You’re a huge inspiration Jim! Thanks for all your contributions to this forum.

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