Chairside

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

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

Put on Your Thinking Cap

You’ve gotta write those great ideas down—that’s the only reason I’m not a billionaire.
08/15/2017

Who’s the Boss?

Spoiler alert: it isn’t you. So tread carefully.
07/15/2017

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…

I haven’t had a pop quiz in forever, and never in my optometric crime-fighting life, so here goes.
06/15/2017

Watch Out for Those Gnats

I’ve got a good punctum story for y’all, if you stay with me.
05/15/2017

Haters Gonna Hate

It’s a complex emotion reserved for rare occasions—you know, no shows, online glasses sales and patients presenting with a complaint.
04/15/2017

Time to Get Serious About 2017

It’s never too late to make a resolution or two, unless you resolved to stop being late. Then you’re up a creek without a paddle.
03/15/2017

If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em

You optometry bullies know who you are, and I have a plan to get back on top.
02/15/2017

Cover Your Assets

Patient education is tricky, but I’ve got a system that really works—as long as “huh?” counts as an answer.
01/15/2017

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November 3-5, 2017

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 18 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)
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December 1-2, 2017

Retina Update 2017
Location: Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim, CA
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Up to 11 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)
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December 15-16, 2017

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton Hotel, Huntington Beach, CA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD & Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)
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