Chairside

Witty and insightful commentary on optometric practice from long-time humor columnist Montgomery Vickers, OD.

Scrubs: the Clothes, Not the Benchwarmers

There have been a lot of firsts over the past year, so I decided why not mix up my wardrobe?
01/15/2021

The Fun Never Ends

If you think you are going to be living on easy street when you retire, I’ve got news for you.
12/15/2020

Family is Family

They’re great and all, but they’ll drive you nuts. And you can’t even escape them at the office.
11/15/2020

Musings Behind the Mask

My PPE is getting to my head, causing more reflection than usual. These notes might just spark something in you, too.
10/15/2020

Whatever Floats Your Goat

I’ve seen a lot in 41 years of practice. This week, I added one more to my misadventures in optometry.
09/15/2020

You’ve Won an Island Getaway!

Just kidding, but working in private practice is more like being on a deserted island than you might think.
08/15/2020

PPE: Tales From the Trenches

These safety measures have proven tricky, but I’ve got a few pointers.
07/15/2020

Masks Up, Shields Up

Keeping everyone safe during COVID-19 might kill some much-needed brain cells in the process.
06/15/2020

Time is on My Side

If there’s one thing certain about a global pandemic, it is this: Nothing is actually certain, ever.
05/15/2020

Can’t Touch This

We are all finding out how much time is too much time with the kids—and how to doomsday shop.
04/15/2020

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