This case takes place in Alaska and involves a twenty-two-year-old male patient with no significant past medical history. The patient had good eye sight, attended regular eye examinations and did not require glasses or contact lenses. The patient presented to an optometrist with complaints of a five day history of eye irritation and pain. The patient also described experiencing a black spot in the visual field of his right eye The optometrist examined the patient’s eye briefly with no pupil dilation. The patient was allowed to leave the optometrist’s office with no explanation as to what was the cause of his eye pain. The patient’s symptoms persisted and three weeks later he patient presented to another optometrist. Yet again he was discharged from the office without a definitive diagnosis or treatment plan. Two weeks after this second visit to an optometrist the patient’s sight continued to worsen and so he sought treatment with a third optometrist. The patient was seen by a physician at a larger, university medical center and was finally diagnosed with a detached retina after careful examination. The patient was promptly treated for the retinal detachment however due to the significant delay in diagnosis the damage to the patient’s vision was irreversible. The patient was left with permanent reduced visual acuity in the right eye.