Chairside

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

Family is Family

They’re great and all, but they’ll drive you nuts. And you can’t even escape them at the office.
11/15/2020

Musings Behind the Mask

My PPE is getting to my head, causing more reflection than usual. These notes might just spark something in you, too.
10/15/2020

Whatever Floats Your Goat

I’ve seen a lot in 41 years of practice. This week, I added one more to my misadventures in optometry.
09/15/2020

You’ve Won an Island Getaway!

Just kidding, but working in private practice is more like being on a deserted island than you might think.
08/15/2020

PPE: Tales From the Trenches

These safety measures have proven tricky, but I’ve got a few pointers.
07/15/2020

Masks Up, Shields Up

Keeping everyone safe during COVID-19 might kill some much-needed brain cells in the process.
06/15/2020

Time is on My Side

If there’s one thing certain about a global pandemic, it is this: Nothing is actually certain, ever.
05/15/2020

Can’t Touch This

We are all finding out how much time is too much time with the kids—and how to doomsday shop.
04/15/2020

The Rebate Racket

Whoever thought asking patients to mail in proof-of-purchase to get money back on their contact lenses was a good idea?
03/15/2020

Happy Optometrist Day

Every day is worth celebrating, but some are more special than others.
02/15/2020

Upcoming Events

December 4-5, 2020

Retina Update 2020
Location: Virtual Event
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 8 Live COPE credits and 4 enduring online credits

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December 7, 2020

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients With Diabetic Retinal Disease: Early Detection, Monitoring, and Timely Referral
Speakers: Blake A. Cooper, MD, FACS, and Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO
10:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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December 1, 2020

Dry Eye Protocol and Telemedicine
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, Josh K. Johnston, OD, FAAO, Eric E. Schmidt, OD, FAAO 
8:00pm–9:15pm EST

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