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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.
Telescopic contact lens could help AMD patients
Telescopic contact lens could help AMD patients
A new telescopic contact lens may help patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.
Generics improve compliance in glaucoma patients
Compliance is a common concern with glaucoma patients, but a study recently published in Ophthalmology found that generic medication may help increase adherence, possibly due to lower cost.
How ACA can help improve pediatric eye care
Optometrists have the opportunity to improve eye care for all children thanks to the pediatric essential eyecare benefit in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), says Glen Steele, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, and Heather McBryar, OD, FCOVD.
Making vision plans work for you
Katie Gilbert Spear, OD, MPH, and April Jasper, OD, FAAO, have found a way to succed in the face of managed vision care challenges and shared some tips at a presentation during SECO.
Top 10 practice management mistakes
During a presentation at SECO, Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, outlined 10 common practice management mistakes that are affecting your patients’ experience and your bottom line.
Using mobile payment apps in the optometric practice
During a presentation at SECO, Adam Parker, OD, shared his advice for using mobile payment apps at an optometric practice.
Improving quality of life in glaucoma patients
David Friedman, MD, says glaucoma has a major impact on a patient’s quality of life, but shared his tips for treating these concerns.
Avoiding legal trouble in your practice
When you’re caring for your patients and running your practice from day to day, legal protection may not be at the front of your mind, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your practice from litigation.
6 developments bring optimism back to health care
A recent report from Aegis Health Group listed six developing trends that are spurring increased optimism among healthcare leaders after the uncertainty caused by the Affordable Care Act.
#Dressgate: ODs explain why people see this dress in different colors
Social media exploded Thursday evening after a user of Tumblr, a blogging site, shared a photo of a dress and asked its color. Simple enough question, you say, but it started a raging debate centered around two camps of people: those who say the dress is white and gold (like the Optometry Times editors) and those who say the dress is blue and black (who we think are wrong).