Arthur B. Epstein, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Arthur B. Epstein, O.D., F.A.A.O., is an internationally recognized contact lens specialist and an acknowledged expert on corneal and anterior eye disease, with special interest in the medical complications of contact lenses. He is a founding partner of North Shore Contact Lens & Vision Consultants, a referral based contact lens specialty and primary eyecare practice on Long Island, NY. He served as the Director of the Contact Lens Service of North Shore University Hospital, NYU School of Medicine and is Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Northeastern State University College of Optometry, Tahlequah, OK.
A prolific author, Dr. Epstein has published more than two hundred articles, scientific papers and book chapters. He is 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 E-Journal in optometry. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous journals including: Cornea, Optometry (JAOA), Optometry & Vision Science (OVS), Contact Lens & Anterior Eye (BCLA), the American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO) and the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
A sought after lecturer, Dr. Epstein, has presented over 800 invited lectures on a variety of eyecare topics throughout the world. His primary clinical and research interests include dry eye/ocular surface disease, ocular allergy, contact lens and refractive surgery complications and therapeutic (medical) and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Epstein is a Past Chair of the Contact Lens & Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association and a founder and first President of the Optometric Dry Eye Society. He led the American Optometric Association’s response to the international Fusarium keratitis outbreak. He is VP of Communications for the American Optometric Society, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, a Fellow of the American and New York Academies of Optometry and a Full Member of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists.
Dr. Epstein was the founding Medical Director of the Surgical Eyes Foundation and Co-Chairman of the Center for Keratoconus. He also serves on numerous professional and industry advisory boards including the Medical Advisory Board of the National Keratoconus Foundation and the Advisory Committee of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute.