Friday, May 21, 2010

Comparing the numbers: optometrist

My grand total optometry exams over 2.5 weeks (during soldier readiness): 517
Average per day: 43
Average Army 8-hour day patient exams: 12
Average 10-hour Kaiser day patient exams: 20-22
Number of patients estimated over lifetime (since 2001, conservatively): 20,000+
Number days it takes to turn into a suicidal optometrist at 43 exams/day: 7
Number of years in school it took me to become an optometrist: 20
Number of years after graduation before I started thinking about going back to school: 3

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