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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.
Prescribing contact lenses for athletes
Athletes have many vision challenges, but contact lenses can meet many of their needs on the court, field, or pitch, says Niall Farnon, MCOptom, when he presented at SECO 2016.
Top 5 innovations in eye care
Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO, recently shared what he considers to be the top-five innovations in eye care during a session at SECO 2016.
Understanding vision problems in space
Understanding vision problems in space
Kelly told Optometry Times (Editor’s note: Yes, we actually spoke to him. It was awesome.) that his vision problems this time around were similar to what he experienced on previous missions.
4 things you missed at SECO 2016
Didn’t make it to Atlanta for SECO this year? That’s OK—we’ve got you covered. Check out all the latest news you may have missed.
Tips for caring for disabled patients
Tips for caring for disabled patients
Caring for a patient who is severely mentally or physically disabled presents a unique set of challenges, says Vicky Vandervort, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, and Robert Vandervort, OD, FAAO, ABO.
7 things you can do this week to be more productive
7 things you can do this week to be more productive
Jerry Hayes, OD, shared the secrets of high-producing optometrists during a session at SECO.
Why communication is the key to diabetes success
A new study recently published in Retina found that communication between a diabetic patient’s eyecare provider (ECP) and primary care physicians (PCPs) increased the likelihood that the patient would make and keep her eye exam appointment.
Top 9 optometry memes
Optometrists have the best sense of humor. We say this from experience. Optometry Times is just one of many medical magazines in our parent company, and we have bragging rights with our fellow editors because we have the coolest doctors (although, we hear the urologists are a pretty good time).
New Jersey ODs lose fight to opt out of vision plans
Last week, a bill allowing New Jersey optometrists to avoid joining vision care plans died on the desk of Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) in a pocket veto. The bill would have given ODs in the state the ability to participate in third-party medical insurance plans without being required to join accompanying vision care plans as well.
Study: Dry eye may not worsen over time
Dry eye disease (DED) has long been thought to be a progressive condition, but a study published in Ophthalmology found that most of its participants who were diagnosed with DED reported no change or some level of improvement.