Ocularists and Traveling

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I just came back from my day job's Las Vegas office and boy was it intense. There are few ocularists in the world, so sometimes we just have to travel. On Thursday morning I woke up at 2AM, started packing and headed out by 3:30 to catch the 5:30 flight. After car rental and breakfast we made it to the office around 8:30.

We worked for 11 hours the first day and 9 hours the second day (try doing lab work in heels for 11 hours), then immediately headed back to the airport. Between two people, we made six eyes in two days. I think normally we average about 1-3 per day and spread out the lab work so that we can process in batches.

Six is a lot but I've heard of a small team of ocularists making 30 eyes per day when they go on medical missions in third world countries, in makeshift labs with minimal tools. I have yet to experience that. A lot of prep work occurs before they leave for the mission. Then they go and make lots of eyes.

One of the perks about traveling to an office in Las Vegas is the hotels. We do get to stay in pretty nice places.

After a day of intense labor we get to stay in a nice hotel. Unfortunately by the time we arrive the pool is already closed.

After a day of intense labor we get to stay in a nice hotel. Unfortunately by the time we arrive the pool is already closed.

...But this makes up for it.

...But this makes up for it.

It's a mirror TV!

It's a mirror TV!