Remembering Neal Bailey
lens practitioners are highly indebted to the late Neal J. Bailey,
OD, PhD, for his contributions. He was a giant in optometry and the
contact lens industry.
addition to his personal achievements that Dr. Barr described in his
February editorial, Dr. Bailey created fluorescein photography of
rigid contact lenses and the corneal interference they induced.
I developed a close relationship when he discontinued teaching at
The Ohio State University College of Optometry and before he resumed
optometric practice and became editor of
Contact Lens Forum. During this period I owned Conforma Contact
Lens Laboratories, Inc, and I hired him. Together we presented
contact lens programs in several cities.
relationship continued when he was widowed and moved to Laredo,
Texas, to live with his daughter Nancy.
forever be grateful and appreciative of the contributions Neal made
to optometry and to the contact lens professions.
Goldberg, OD, FAAO