Episode 8: Dry Eye Exposed With Dr. Art Epstein

Learn everything from what makes a successful dry eye clinic to the future of dry eye in optometry with the help of Dr. Art Epstein.

In This Episode:

[4:10] What Makes A Successful Dry Eye Clinic

[10:50] How To Incorporate Dry Eye Care The Smart Way

[17:40] How To Get The Message Out So Patients Can Be Educated

[33:10] Doing The Right Thing For Your Patients While Making A Profit

[41:40] How To Coach Your Staff To Be Prepared For Dry Eye Patients

[43:50] How To Approach A Patient With Nubs

[50:20] Patancy Before And After A Meibography

[56:00] What To Prescribe To Patients For Them To Continue Their Care At Home

[1:10:30] The Future Of Dry Eye In Optometry

About Dr. Art Epstein:

Dr. Arthur B. Epstein is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Bronx, NY; later moving to Great Neck on Long Island, NY. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Epstein graduated from the City College of New York, CUNY, with a B.S. in psychology and received an O.D. degree from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry where he also served as the college’s first resident in ocular disease.

Dr. Epstein heads the practice’s Dry Eye – Ocular Surface Disease Center and serves as its Director of Clinical Research. He is a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Full Member of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section, the Arizona Optometric Association, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and served as a founding Board member of the American Optometric Society, and founded and currently serves as President of the American Board of Clinical Optometry.

Listed by Optometric Management as among the most influential in optometry, Dr. Epstein is a sought after speaker, having presented more than 1000 invited lectures on a variety of eye care topics in the US and throughout the world. He is also a prolific author with many hundreds of articles, scientific papers and book chapters published. 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 E-Journal in optometry. Dr. Epstein serves on the Editorial Board of Eye and Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice and is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals in the eye care field. He is a consulting expert for AllAboutVision.com’s Dry Eye and Keratoconus sections, where he answers patients’ questions about treatment options. Dr. Epstein was recently appointed to the prestigious Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS-II).

Active in the profession, Dr. Epstein is a Past Chair of the Contact Lens & Cornea Section (CLCS) of the American Optometric Association and a founder and past President of the Optometric Dry Eye Society. He led and was a primary strategist of the American Optometric Association’s response to the international Fusarium keratitis outbreak and was frequently quoted in news media throughout the world including an appearance on Good Morning America. As Chair of the CLCS he spoke before the US Congress regarding contact lens safety. Dr. Epstein’s schedule can be hectic as he travels well over 100,000 miles a year in the US and abroad.

Connect with Dr. Epstein and Important Links:

Check out Dr. Epstein’s practice at phxeyecare.com

The most current dry eye study: https://www.tearfilm.org/public/TFOSDEWSII-Executive.pdf

Blogs to begin learning dry eye from a patient perspective:


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