"Sure, retirement sounds great, especially seeing the commercials on TV where everyone is smiling …. splashing in the waters off the coast of some exotic island or having dinner out with friends every night. Are those commercials realistic? I’m not sure I want to do that much splashing. Physically, I’m not sure I could play golf every day without that darn hip flexor flaring up. Crazy as it sounds, I value a structured life."

Ken Krivacic, OD, MBA, who sold his eyecare practice in 2020 but who continues to practice at Las Colinas Vision Center (part of MyEyeDr.) in Irving, Texas, writing recently on the Review of Optometric Business website in the essay, “Why I’m Afraid I’ll Flunk Retirement”