NYC Optometrist Offering Free Drinks To Patients Prior To Exams

10.1N021.pie-eyedoc1--300x350NYPostA Park Slope eye doctor is offering booze to customers to help them unwind before exams — but not every client is impressed by the nutty hops-tometry.

“I was offered a beer on my first visit,” griped one patient, Mark T., on Yelp. “Seriously, alcohol before an eye exam? And in a medical environment?”

But Dr. Justin Bazan says that after 5 p.m., it’s happy hour.

“Don’t worry. None of the team is drinking! We are not a sterile [hospital],” Bazan wrote in his defense. “We are friendly, helpful and like to have fun! We have beer/wine tastings all the time.

Patients are offered tea, snacks and craft brews on arrival. Most finish their libations in the lobby, but Bazan allows unfinished ales in the exam room, too.

I see what’s going on here, don’t fall for this quack’s hustle. This guy is definitely on the right track, who doesn’t want to drink at every opportunity. Kill two birds with one stone mentality and any alcoholic will love this. But there’s a scheme this asshole is trying to get away with. Sure drinking cheap beer and taking care of your eye appointment is a great idea, but don’t we arrest people for drinking and driving due to blurred vision, impaired vision and a bunch of other vision issues that go along with drinking and your vision? So, have your patients come through the door to a bottle of Merlot only to wait around for 30 minutes and want more. After you just drank 3-4 glasses of wine, you get escorted to the exam room and boom, you are seeing shit all weird, and he’s up selling you on anti-glare bullshit you don’t need. You end up leaving the doctor office with 2 pairs of sunglasses that you think look cool as shit, and a bunch of colored contacts… all thanks to the alcohol he served you were coerced into when you walked in.

Sure, this all goes back to you CHOOSING to drink when you first walk in, but who ever turns down a drink after 5PM?