contact lens department where you don't really have an appointment and have to wait a long time, then back to the ophthalmologist where you wait again). So they said I could do it on two days, and would need to plan on 2.5-3 hours each day. Again, no. Just no. Once you actually
see a provider there, they're all great, but the structure of the place is just way too dysfunctional for me to put up with when I don't absolutely need one of their specialists. I just called and made an appointment at Fenway. They said it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.
(Also, I'm fairly convinced that MEEI is able to be so unaccommodating because of ableism and the population they serve. Most of the people going to their highly esteemed ophthalmology department are people with multiple medical issues -- largely people who don't work. There
are always a lot of people there being led around by their children or nursing home aides. These people won't complain about how ridiculous it is to take half a day off to get a damn glasses prescription. I really doubt the place would routinely treat people this way if they saw mostly non-marginalized people who would hang up and call somewhere else like I did.)