Good gift ideas?

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  1. texasgal1112

    texasgal1112 Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I have a good friend who is just about to start optho residency next year. Is there a good, but semi cheap gift that you would have appreciated as a resident?
    Thanks!
     
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    You may consider the "Wills Eye Manual" as a gift which is a nice quick reference book and doesn't cost that much.

    Some ophthalmology programs provide it for the residents so you might want to check that out first.
     
  4. Phaco

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    Will's Eye Manual is a good gift. All residents in my program used it extensively.
    However, before plunking down the $$ for it, try to find Will's eye version for PDA. I find it easier to carry around. The drawback is it doesn't diagrams but there aren't that many in the paper version anyway. I don't even lug the Will's Eye around anymore (the Palm is so much smaller/ligher).
    Other things to consider is a lens set. More expensive but will be appreciated.
     
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    The Will's Eye on the Palm is great. I have it and use it all the time.

    A lens set will put you back about $230 for a 90D and 20D lens.

    I think a nice pen is always appreciated. I have two nice pens from graduation that I use all the time. You should also get the pen engraved with his/her name.
     
  6. texasgal1112

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    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for all your ideas! I am definitely going to consider getting the Wills Eye Manual for PDA or an engraved pen for my friend!
    :D
     

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