Our chosen profession really is a profession, but somehow, many days I feel like a retailer. We want and need to be available for our clients when they want and need new glasses. Many times our clients do come in on a whim... love that (retailer)! Then, there are days when it is so routine, you know... eye exam and lets look at glasses, etc. and of course there are always glasses emergencies. We are always needed. Unlike buying clothes and shoes off the rack, our clients need help with sizing, fitting, measurements, interpretation (the magic it takes to make it happen), adjustments, the list goes on. Yes, the client can choose a stylish and awesome frame and have Rx in hand, but the final product cannot be completed without the assistance of the optician (Professional). Love my job!!!