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.

Summon Some Courage

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

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?”

Speaking of Speaking

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

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.

Trust Your Intuition

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

The Softer Side of Vickers

Just kidding—these poems are brutally honest.

Where are All the Characters?

Kids these days need to step up their game to spice up this profession.

Everyone's a Comedian

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

Sure I’m Sure, Aren’t You?

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