Chairside

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

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

Have a Seat, If You Dare

It’s odd that a column called “Chairside” has never mentioned anything about the importance, in optometry, of chairs.
12/15/2017

It’s All About the Benjamins

Let’s discuss the most important word in all of medicine—and it’s not “patient,” unfortunately.
11/15/2017

Gettin’ Old Has Its Perks

Dreams do come true if you work hard enough—or, in my case, wait long enough.
10/15/2017

Keep Your Enemies Close

Finally! I can justify snooping online at work—and you can, too.
09/15/2017

Upcoming Events

September 21-22, 2018

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location:
 Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, OD
Up to 12 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

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)
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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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