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When someone (non-medical) asks what type of doctor you are... Ophthalmologist? Eye Surgeon? Eye Physician?

The reason I am asking is that I was talking to someone who had no earthly idea what an ophthalmologist was and was wondering if that happens a lot... Seems easier to just say 'eye surgeon', but was wondering what standard practice was..
 

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I always say eye surgeon...pretty hard to misinterpret that.

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eye surgeon

i also introduce myself as doctor plasticbuddy
ALWAYS, i mean like even when i met my gf's parents i was like hey there i'm doctor plasticbuddy

j/k
 
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There is this guy I know who thinks he's pretty smart, and I told him I wanted to be an eye surgeon and he said, "Don't you mean an Ophthalmologist"?

I wanted to smack him. :poke:
 
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There is this guy I know who thinks he's pretty smart, and I told him I wanted to be an eye surgeon and he said, "Don't you mean an Ophthalmologist"?

I wanted to smack him. :poke:
If you're going to smack him...dont do it directly in the eye with a wood stick like your illustration...well, I guess I'm not on call this weekend...

and to answer your question, I call myself Dr Eyeball Cutter Person
 

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Why not just call yourself a physician. If they are interested in knowing which specialty, they will ask.

Either that or say you are a meat cutter, working in the meat department. You should say that when you fix your car or hire a plumber unless you want a higher bill. :D
 

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I say ophthalmologist. If they look confused, then I say eye surgeon.
 

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