Yesterday, I had the pleasure of having the best doctor's visit ever in my life, with any kind of doctor. I went to a new optometrist, at Solo Eyes in the South Loop. They are so thorough and nice, and the optometrist even picked out a few pairs of glasses for me. Of course, he was probably trying to upsell me but whatever. It worked.
I've been having problems lately with my eyes being sensitive to light (I've had to wear sunglasses at work a couple of times), so I asked him about it. He told me that it's because I don't have any pigmentation in my eyes. Of course, I was a gidiot and asked why that is, and he responded,
"It's just the way you are. It's the same reason your eyebrows and eyelashes are blonde. You're just like my kids. They're so white! They're whiter than white. The whitest people I've ever seen!"
Luckily, this did not offend me since I consider my fair skin to be porcelain like a doll's and can name a pocketful of men who've told me the same. And obviously, if he's comparing me to his kids, he's not trying to insult me.
But I know some whom it would offend.
So if you're a ginger in the South Loop area and need an eye doctor -- heck, if you need one and live within 100 miles of Chicago -- I would recommend this guy. As long as you can handle hearing you're sensitive to light because you're whiter than a ghost!