NJ -- My roomate is a NJ taxi driver and he has been very busy -- working all hours of the night and day. This afternoon he actually had a cancelled pick-up at JFK and went to his eye doctor to pick up new contacts. He has had the same ones in for 3 months now and they are very irritating to his eyes.
He usually works during the hours of the day that they are open and is saving money to buy a house and cannot afford to take off work during the day.
When he arrived at the eye doctor, the secratary told him he needed a check up before they would give him new contacts. Then she told him they were closing in 20 minutes and that was not enough time to give him an exam. He explained his situation to the secretary, saying that he was having problems seeing and that he would schedule an appointment next week (he needs to give notice at his job) and requested to pay for a pair to hold him over. She refused. Is there anything he can do? What if his eyes get infected because of the protein buildups on his contacts? (He cannot see very well without them) What if he got into an accident driving someone home because of this? Is there any legality of this secretary refusing to replace his worn contacts?