Chairside

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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 approved)
Register here

February 15-19, 2019

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Hotel
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Leo Semes, OD
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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March 7-10, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando, FL
Location: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

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