Chairside

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

Let’s Take a Gander at Gaps

We all have them in our schedules—worse now than ever. Don’t deny it.
04/15/2021

New Year, New Me

COVID-19 has spared me thus far, so I guess it’s time I start living my best life.
03/15/2021

Shout-out to the Staffers

Don’t forget these key things in the struggle to help us doctors appear more competent than we are.
02/15/2021

Scrubs: the Clothes, Not the Benchwarmers

There have been a lot of firsts over the past year, so I decided why not mix up my wardrobe?
01/15/2021

The Fun Never Ends

If you think you are going to be living on easy street when you retire, I’ve got news for you.
12/15/2020

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

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May 13, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
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May 18, 2021

Genetic Testing: A New Frontier in Management of Inherited Retinal Diseases
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June 9, 2021

What's Next in Glaucoma Diagnostics?
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