Chairside

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

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

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

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