Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FABCO, FBCLA, DPNAP is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Bronx, NY. He graduated from the City College of New York with a B.S. in psychology and received an O.D. degree from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry were 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, the British Contact Lens Association, the American Board of Clinical 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 eyecare. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. He also provides advice for dry eye and keratoconus sufferers on All About Vision’s “Ask the Dry Eye Doctor” and Keratoconus segments.
A sought after speaker, Dr. Epstein has presented more than a 1,000 invited lectures on a variety of topics nationally and in more than 50 countries acriss the globe. During his travels, Dr. Epstein has served as an ambassador for US Optometry visiting Optometric organizations, schools and colleagues throughout the world.