Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Bronx, NY. He received an O.D. degree from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry where he also was the college’s first resident in ocular disease. After relocating to Phoenix, Dr. Epstein co-founded Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC. He heads the practice’s Dry Eye – Ocular Surface Disease Center – The Dry Eye Center of Arizona and serves as its Director of Clinical Research. Active in the profession, Dr. Epstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, a member of the American and Arizona Optometric Associations and Past-Chair of the AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section. Dr. Epstein is a prolific author who has published many hundreds of articles, scientific papers, and book chapters. He is a Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry and Executive Editor of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. He founded and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Optometric Physician™, the first and most widely read E-Journal in eye care. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. A sought-after speaker, he has presented more than 1,250 invited lectures on a variety of topics nationally and in more than 50 countries across the globe.