A weekly e-journal by Art Epstein, OD, FAAO


Volume 18, Number 27

Monday, July 2, 2018


Independence Day 2018

Because of the July 4th holiday there will be no regular issue of Optometric Physician.

We Americans sometimes forget how fortunate we are to live in this country. We are mostly descendants of immigrants who struggled and sacrificed to get here. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights continues to frame this grand experiment in democracy. Our laws are based on tolerance, understanding and a readiness to find common ground. I, like many of you, worry that we have lost our way.

Over the past months, the fabric of our society has been increasingly tested. Civility, mutual respect and willingness to listen seem to have deteriorated into anger, raw emotion and intolerance. This Independence Day would be a good time to reflect on who we are as a people and where we are headed as a country.

Have a safe and happy holiday. GBA

Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO
Chief Medical Editor

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The views expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editorial board, Jobson Medical Information LLC (JMI), or any other entities or individuals.


Optometric Physician™ Editorial Board

Chief Medical Editor
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO

Journal Reviews
Shannon Steinhäuser, OD, FAAO

Contributing Editors
• Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO
• Barry A. Weissman, OD, PhD, FAAO (Dip CL)

Editorial Board
• William Jones, OD, FAAO
• Alan G. Kabat, OD, FAAO
• Bruce Onofrey, RPh, OD, FAAO
• John Schachet, OD, FIOS
• Joseph Shovlin, OD, FAAO



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