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Pioneer in Optometry Passes Away

Irvin Borish, O.D., often referred to as “the father of optometry,” passed away at the age of 99 in Boca Raton. Borish was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1934. His research, passion and devotion to optometry were instrumental in developing the field of optometry. He authored numerous textbooks including Borish’s Clinical Refractions, which are still used in every optometry school in the country.

Borish’s research in vision allowed for his development of five patents for various contact lenses. In 1998, he was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame. In his free time, he pursued a passion for painting and spent his active retirement years mentoring students at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry (NSUCO) where he served as a visiting lecturer at orientation programs for new NSUCO students. He was truly a pioneer of the profession and inspired students by discussing the dynamic nature of optometry and the changes that have taken place in the field since its inception.