NY optometrist offers patients beer, wine before exams
on 11/02/13 at 10:13 amBooze News
That’s what optometrist Justin Bazan, 34, does in his office in the Brooklyn borough’s Park Slope neighborhood. He says a beer before an exam helps the patient relax.
“We are friendly, helpful and like to have fun! We have beer/wine tastings all the time,” he told The New York Post, stressing that he and his employees don’t imbibe when they’re on the job.
“Heck, if it’s been a rough day and you need something strong, just ask. We got you,” he said.
But not everyone loves the idea of cocktail hour at the optometrist’s.
“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?”