Chairside

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

Let the Truth Set You Free

Quit worrying about number one or number two. We have bigger truths to face, like that golf shirt you are wearing.
03/15/2019

Summon Some Courage

Jury duty isn’t so bad when you can’t weasel out of it—and remember, it could always be worse.
02/15/2019

I’m in a Cleveland State of Mind

After speaking at a conference, I wondered, “Why, oh why, oh why, oh, would I ever leave Ohio?”
01/15/2019

Speaking of Speaking

Optometrists must face down fears of making a public address. Just picture the audience without their glasses on.
12/15/2018

Wanted: An Eye For Business

I feel bad for all of you who thought knowing how to perform a refraction was the key to optometry.
11/20/2018

Trust Your Intuition

Patients can be confusing; but if you know what to look and listen for, you’ll know what’s up.
10/15/2018

The Softer Side of Vickers

Just kidding—these poems are brutally honest.
09/15/2018

Where are All the Characters?

Kids these days need to step up their game to spice up this profession.
08/15/2018

Everyone's a Comedian

Guess I won’t be quitting my day job with these wise-crackers waiting in the wings to take over.
07/15/2018

Sure I’m Sure, Aren’t You?

As docs, we have to at least pretend we know what’s going on around here.
06/15/2018

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