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Review of Optometry: Winds of Change

In Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, a character asks someone, “How did you go bankrupt?” The other replies, “Two ways: gradually, then suddenly.” The passage is famous for its terse articulation of how it feels to realize a behavior that had been slowly working its way through one’s life has become inescapably dominant, seemingly overnight. A lot of 2020 has felt that way, in both good and bad ways. Leaving aside hot-button issues of cultural and political import, much of day-to-day life is getting a major overhaul. Working from home, once a rare indulgence, became a necessity for white-collar employees, and many companies will keep generous flex time policies even when there’s no longer a health-related imperative. Read More