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Colleen E. McCarthy
Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in journalism.
ECPs share their New Year’s resolutions
ECPs share their New Year’s resolutions
As we welcome a new year, now is a great time to look back at what we could have done better in 2016 and set goals for 2017. We asked eyecare professionals from around the country what their New Year’s resolutions are, both inside and outside of the practice.
15 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays
15 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays
The holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone, but for optometrists, there are a laundry list of situations that happen in and outside of your practice that make this time of year extra hectic. We asked our Editorial Advisory Board to share one thing that drives them crazy during the holiday season.
FTC sues 1-800 Contacts, but not for the reasons you think
FTC sues 1-800 Contacts, but not for the reasons you think
Many in the optometric community think that the lawsuit was a long time coming, but the lawsuit does not address the community’s primary concern—patient safety.
The 10 best optometry memes
The 10 best optometry memes
Check out our favorite optometry memes!
6 things you need to know: Genetic markers for glaucoma identified
The latest news and research you need to know about this week.
States where ODs make bank in 2016
States where ODs make bank in 2016
Where you live can play a big role in how much cash you’re bringing home. Not only does your state affect your scope of practice, it affects your bottom line.
1-800 Contacts ramps up legislative fights
1-800 Contacts ramps up legislative fights
1-800 Contacts is ramping up its fight against organized optometry at the state and federal levels over legislation that would change important aspects of contact lens prescriptions and dispensing, such as longer expiration dates, elimination of contact lens brand on the Rx, and enacting a contact lens patient bill of rights.
8 things you missed at ARVO and ACSRS 2016
It’s been a busy week for ophthalmology research and news after both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Seattle and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
How MGD can work for your practice
Dry eye represents a major opportunity with more than 25 million people suffering from the condition in the U.S.,1 and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is thought to be the most common cause of dry eye.2 During a session at SECO, Walt Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO, shared his tips for making the most of this opportunity in your practice.