Chairside

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

The Time March is On

It’s not all bad. I’ve been doing this for 40 years now and I’ve survived—you can, too.
05/15/2019

Go Puddle-Jumping

Take a page out of my grandson’s book and jump in some mud puddles, metaphorically speaking. Just choose those puddles wisely.
04/15/2019

Let the Truth Set You Free

Quit worrying about number one or number two. We have bigger truths to face, like that golf shirt you are wearing.
03/15/2019

Summon Some Courage

Jury duty isn’t so bad when you can’t weasel out of it—and remember, it could always be worse.
02/15/2019

I’m in a Cleveland State of Mind

After speaking at a conference, I wondered, “Why, oh why, oh why, oh, would I ever leave Ohio?”
01/15/2019

Speaking of Speaking

Optometrists must face down fears of making a public address. Just picture the audience without their glasses on.
12/15/2018

Wanted: An Eye For Business

I feel bad for all of you who thought knowing how to perform a refraction was the key to optometry.
11/20/2018

Trust Your Intuition

Patients can be confusing; but if you know what to look and listen for, you’ll know what’s up.
10/15/2018

The Softer Side of Vickers

Just kidding—these poems are brutally honest.
09/15/2018

Where are All the Characters?

Kids these days need to step up their game to spice up this profession.
08/15/2018

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