Article Date: 10/1/2009

Marking Two Anniversaries
editor's perspective

Marking Two Anniversaries

BY JASON J. NICHOLS, OD, MPH, PHD, FAAO

Anniversaries mean different things to different people. Some anniversaries are more important than others, and we all celebrate them in different ways. This month marks my one-year anniversary as editor of Contact Lens Spectrum, and what a fantastic year it has been. It's been an honor and pleasure to serve as your editor.

Looking back over the year, I've had a chance to meet many new faces and to reconnect with old friends. It's been interesting to hear your observations about my role as editor of the journal. One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "How much work is it?" And my answer is always the same: "It depends!" When you do something you are passionate about, the time it takes becomes irrelevant.

This month, it is our delight to bring you our Annual GP Issue, which is chockfull of relevant coverage on GP lenses. Speaking of anniversaries, this is the 15th anniversary of the Annual GP Issue. Of notable interest, Drs. John Mark Jackson and Danielle Robertson discuss the current state of orthokeratology in our well-received Point/Counterpoint column.

We've tried to bring new, creative, clinically relevant, and unbiased content to you this past year and we hope to continue the tradition of being your go-to source for contact lens and ocular surface-related material. Many thanks for allowing me to serve you and, as always, please feel free to contact me with your ideas, tips, information, and article requests. Our circulation now approaches 32,000, and I have many colleagues (including our editorial staff) and sponsors to thank for helping to make Contact Lens Spectrum one of the most read publications — if not the most read publication — covering contact lenses in the world.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: October 2009