OLD LOUISVILLE – When bartender Donny Meldin walked into Dr. Bizer’s last Thursday, no one could have predicted what would happen to him next. The 24 year old walked in for his first eye exam in almost 10 years, and was hoping he could get some frames and be on his way.
“The doctor was really nice,” said Meldin. “But his machine was broken or something. There’s no way that thing’s right.”
Optometrist, Dr. Davis, has been in the field for over 25 years and says Meldin’s eyes looked great. The two bickered back and forth for a few minutes, as Meldin at one point even asked if the doctor himself needed glasses.
“His eyes are perfect,” said Davis. “He’s only 24 years old, sometimes poor eyesight and stigmas don’t set in until your 40’s or even 50’s if you’re lucky. We have tools nowadays that can actually look very far into the layers of your eyes, very sophisticated stuff. But Melvin is convinced he needs glasses.”
After a little persuasion, Dr. Davis agreed to run the test over again but told Melvin, unless his eyes chemical makeup changed over the last 5 minutes, nothing’s going to be different.
But to Dr. Davis’ surprise, Melvin began reading the eye chart as if he couldn’t make out even the biggest letters. Out of the 70 letters and numbers on the chart, Melvin suddenly couldn’t seem to get even one of them correct.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Davis. “I mean, he read them 100% correct and then 5 minutes later he couldn’t see a single one. And his eyes still look absolutely perfect, I just don’t understand. But, why would someone lie about their vision?”
Melvin walked up to the front counter, grinning ear to ear as he waited for his prescription.
“I’m not gonna buy glasses in here, I’m gonna do it off the web,” said Melvin. “I knew that doc had no idea what he was talking about. I need glasses, my eyes are like really bad.”
Melvin’s new glasses are set to arrive next week in the mail. He’s currently wearing a temp pair he found at Unique.