Chairside

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

Step Away From the Donuts

Office snacking is all about making healthy choices—and hiding your stash of the good stuff.
07/15/2019

Sunny With a Chance of No-shows

Patients, like the weather, can be fickle. Together, they can really drive you crazy.
06/15/2019

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

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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