Chairside

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

Survey Says…

Online polls can be fun, especially when you get to make up the questions.
01/15/2020

What is It About 20-somethings?

Patients want to be able to see their Instagram posts, not your OCT readouts.
12/15/2019

Optometry, Shakespearean Style

The bard’s words still apply to our daily nuisances, don’t you think?
11/15/2019

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Sometimes it’s worth hauling your phoropter over to a new building, if only for a little exercise.
10/15/2019

Choose Your Words Carefully

Your team needs a rallying cry. Since “Remember the Alamo” is taken, it’s time to get creative.
09/15/2019

More Lenses, More Problems

If only we could upgrade our patients the way we upgrade our contact lenses.
08/15/2019

Step Away From the Donuts

Office snacking is all about making healthy choices—and hiding your stash of the good stuff.
07/15/2019

Sunny With a Chance of No-shows

Patients, like the weather, can be fickle. Together, they can really drive you crazy.
06/15/2019

The Time March is On

It’s not all bad. I’ve been doing this for 40 years now and I’ve survived—you can, too.
05/15/2019

Go Puddle-Jumping

Take a page out of my grandson’s book and jump in some mud puddles, metaphorically speaking. Just choose those puddles wisely.
04/15/2019

Upcoming Events

February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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