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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.
3 poor hygiene habits linked to contact lens case contamination
A recent study published in Optometry and Vision Science found that contact lens wearers who have poor hygiene habits also have increased bacterial contamination in their contact lens cases.
HBO’s John Oliver takes on big pharma
HBO’s John Oliver takes on big pharma
On a recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver focused on pharmaceutical companies’ marketing techniques and their influence on doctors.
Ohio Board of Optometry opposes online refraction
The Ohio State Board of Optometry recently released an official policy statement against online refraction, stating that the practice can significantly compromise standards of care.
AOA fights back against 1-800 CONTACTS-backed state legislation
AOA fights back against 1-800 CONTACTS-backed state legislation
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recently updated several state associations on legislation which is backed by online contact lens retailer 1-800 CONTACTS.
University of Central Arkansas considering an optometry school
The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) recently announced it is assessing the possibility of opening a new school of optometry.
New glaucoma drugs aim to shake up market
Reuters recently reported on a new wave of drugs in development that it says will shake up glaucoma treatments. When the consumer media is giving your patients direct information about eye care, are you ready to answer their questions?
Canadian optometrist accuses Yelp of extortion
A Vancouver optometrist has accused online review website Yelp of extortion, according to The Globe and Mail.
Report calls for transparency in clinical trial data
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released a report that called for increased sharing of clinical trial data in order to advance scientific discovery and avoid duplicate trials.
Online appointing to surge; will you offer it?
A recent report from Accenture says two thirds of U.S. health systems will offer self-scheduling services online by 2019.
ICD-10 transition costs lower than previously reported
If you’ve been putting off preparing for ICD-10 due to cost, you may be out of excuses. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association found that the costs of converting to ICD-10 was much lower than previously reported for small practices.