Chairside

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

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

Everyone's a Comedian

Guess I won’t be quitting my day job with these wise-crackers waiting in the wings to take over.
07/15/2018

Sure I’m Sure, Aren’t You?

As docs, we have to at least pretend we know what’s going on around here.
06/15/2018

Leisure, OD-style

Come on, doc. It’s springtime! Time to have some fun.
05/15/2018

The Extinction of the Ink Pen

…and other things. What’s in your pile of office junk you never use anymore?
04/15/2018

1-Star: Obsessed with My Eyes

Those online reviews can be real knee-slappers—as long as they’re someone else’s.
03/15/2018

25 Ways to Win the Temp Wars

Private practice optometry runs hot and cold—and I’m not talking about the business side of things.
02/15/2018

Quiet Down!

This year, I’m going to shut my mouth. Or, more likely, I’ll forget and use these words more often.
01/15/2018

Upcoming Events

November 2-4, 2018

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Arlington
Location:
 The Westin Arlington Gateway
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

November 30-December 1, 2018

The Optometric Retina Society and Review Group Vision Care Education Present: Retina Update 2018
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Up to 11 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

December 14-15, 2018

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location:
 Monarch Hotel, Dana Point, CA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, OD
Up to 12 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

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