Chairside

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

Pop Quiz Time

Bet you didn’t see that coming.
06/15/2022

Demands of the Job

Start acting like a business owner or you may not have a business to own.
05/15/2022

Can You Handle the Truth?

Recognize what’s real—and what’s not.
04/15/2022

Keep Calm and Carry On

COVID is a real threat, but so is the fear and stress it brought.
03/15/2022

Word on the Street is Nothing’s Easy

If you’re in need of convincing, you’ve come to the right place.
02/15/2022

Time To Go Deep

Ready to uncover what’s lurking beneath the surface?
01/15/2022

Hierarchy of Emotions

There are six major ones, but happiness ranks first, trust me.
12/15/2021

More Like Mid-career Crisis

Whatever the catalyst, you should just go on and get it over with.
11/15/2021

Hiatus From Home

Looking for a getaway? There are so many places to go and people to see; you just need to know where to start.
10/15/2021

Chart It Like You Mean It

Writing it down doesn’t automatically make it true, but—trust me—you’re better off for it.
09/15/2021

Upcoming Events

September 9-11, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Antonio
Location: Omni La Mansion Del Rio
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

Register here

December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

Register here

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