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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.
Will optometry’s fear of disruptive technology backfire?
Will optometry’s fear of disruptive technology backfire?
Eye care has been a magnet for new—and disruptive—technology. In the past few years, the industry has seen the birth of companies such as Smart Vision Labs, Opternative, and EyeNetra, just to name a few.
Your patients are still tweeting about you
When we need a good laugh, we love to head over to Twitter and find out what patients are saying about their optometrists. Check out what they had to say.
7 things you missed at Vision Expo East 2016
Even if you made it to New York for last week’s Vision Expo East, there’s a good chance you didn’t catch all the big news that came out of the show.
Debt management tips for ODs
The burden of student loan debt is one of the hottest topics in the optometric community. Catherine Dimon, CFP, of Morgan Stanley shared her advice for debt management for young optometrists at Vision Expo East.
How ODs fit into the future of online refraction
Executives from online refraction companies discussed their services during Vision Expo East. Opternative CEO Aaron Dallek; EyeNetra CTO Vitor Pamplona, PhD; and myVisionPOD Founder Hal Wilson shared information about their companies and answered questions from the audience about the future of online refraction.
Mastering social media marketing for your practice
ODs on Facebook founder Alan Glazier, OD, provided social media strategies for optometrists during a session at Vision Expo East.
How to make the most of the medical model
The medical model can help make your practice more profitable and serve your patients better—a few changes to the way you practice can make a big difference, says Scot Morris, OD, FAAO, during a session at Vision Expo East.
How ODs can help combat depression in glaucoma patients
Researchers have found a significant correlation between depression and visual field loss in patients with glaucoma, according to a study in Ophthalmology.
Why humans are making epidemics worse
Nearly every year there seems to be some new epidemic that crops up, creating healthcare crises and worldwide panic. Robert Kalayjian, MD, director of infectious diseases at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, says these epidemics are becoming more common, and he explained the implications for public health during a session at SECO 2016.
The top 18 staff horror stories
The top 18 staff horror stories
We often hear from ODs about their problems managing their staff, but once you read these staff horror stories, we bet your staffing headaches will look tame in comparison.