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

What’s Your Policy?

If something happened with a patient but isn’t written on their chart, it didn’t happen.

Use Your Turn Signals

Don’t make assumptions and cut to the chase with your patients, even when they don’t properly use theirs.

Stress Less, YAWMAO More

Use this catchphrase in your next crazy encounter.

Signing Your Life Away

Here are some fun ways to present informed consent to your patients.

Recheck, Remake, Repeat

Here’s what I’ve learned from the annual glasses-check patients. You’re welcome.

You Say Weakness, I Say Strength

The two might just be one and the same.

Put Your Foot Down

Arguably the most important organ, your feet deserve all the care in the world if they’re going to carry you around it.

Love Makes the World Go Round

"Like" counts for something, too.

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Elders Closer

The older, the wiser.

Presence is the Greatest Present

Live in the moment; life is constantly giving and taking.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2023

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Earn up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (COPE Accreditation Pending)

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December 9-10, 2023

Retina Update 2023
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 11 LIVE COPE credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 14, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
Location: Virtual
Presenters: April Jasper, OD, and Mitch Ibach, OD
Webinar: 10:00pm ET

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

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