Chairside

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

April 11-13, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Diego
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)
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April 13-14, 2019

16th Annual OCCRS Educational Symposium
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt
Program Chair: David Friess, OD, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

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