Chairside

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

Focus on You

Don’t get distracted by all the hubbub.
05/15/2024

What's Your Plan?

Make patients see better. It should be as simple as that.
04/15/2024

Platitudes, Schmatitudes

Listening, learning and being yourself leads to success.
03/15/2024

My Favorite Patients

Kids, dads, gamers, know-it-alls—I just love them.
02/15/2024

Pick Up the Phone

When a prospective patient calls your office, answer the ringer and be pleasant. It’s not hard.
01/15/2024

Unhappy Birthday

More trips around the sun means more chances for your patients to develop the dreaded presbyopia.
12/15/2023

What’s Your Policy?

If something happened with a patient but isn’t written on their chart, it didn’t happen.
11/15/2023

Use Your Turn Signals

Don’t make assumptions and cut to the chase with your patients, even when they don’t properly use theirs.
10/11/2023

Stress Less, YAWMAO More

Use this catchphrase in your next crazy encounter.
09/15/2023

Signing Your Life Away

Here are some fun ways to present informed consent to your patients.
08/15/2023

Upcoming Events

June 4, 2024

Rethinking Dry Eye Disease: A Contemporary Approach to a Complex Condition
Location: Virtual
Presenters:  Karl G. Stonecipher, MD, and Jessica Steen, OD
Webinar: 8:00pm ET

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June 5, 2024

The Integrated Care Model – Best Practices for Efficient Management of EVO ICL Patients
Location: Virtual
Moderator: John Vukich, MD
Presenters: Eva Kim, MD, and Seamus Martin, OD
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June 13, 2024

The 3 I's of Geographic Atrophy: Imaging, Identification, and Intervention
Location: Virtual
Presenters: Joseph Nezgoda, MD, and Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
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