Optometric Physician

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


Volume 20, Number 23

Monday, May 25, 2020



Off the Cuff: Memorial Day

There is no regular edition of Optometric Physician this week in observance of the holiday. Of the many years I’ve published Optometric Physician and written Off The Cuff, by far, this has been the most surreal, stressful, and challenging time. Unfortunately, I fear there is more misery yet to come, but I also know that we will get through this.
Memorial Day has always been a time of pause, to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and our way of life. The staff of Optometric Physician and I dedicate this issue to those brave souls, but also to those who have been impacted by COVID-19, to the healthcare providers, including my colleagues who have accepted great risk to care for others, and to the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
As a young child, growing up in New York City, Memorial Day was the start of the summer and the beginning of freedom and an even closer connection to my friends and family. It was a moment to take a break and savor the many blessing we have. We wish all of our readers and many friends, a safe and pleasant Memorial Day weekend! — GBA

Editor's Note: Register for the premiere of Open Your Eyes and check out this trailer for this important OD-produced movie by my good friend Dr. Kerry Gelb.

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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