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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.
AOA asks FTC to address contact lens retail abuses
AOA asks FTC to address contact lens retail abuses
The American Optometric Association (AOA) has called upon the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen its Contact Lens Rule to prevent its manipulation by contact lens retailers for their own financial benefits, causing potential harm to patients.
CVS and VSP: What the new deal means for you
CVS and VSP: What the new deal means for you
CVS announced that it would work with VSP to begin providing vision care services at five of its stores in the Baltimore and Washington DC areas, raising concerns among independent eyecare providers in Maryland.
Top 10 patient horror stories
Halloween is here, so we asked eyecare professionals on ODWire, ODs on Facebook, and our own editorial advisory board to share their own patient horror stories.
Embracing aesthetics in optometry
The aesthetics industry is a growing market and Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO, say it represents an opportunity for eyecare practitioners (ECPs) to become the leading experts in ocular aesthetics.
Tips for establishing a sports vision practice
Fred Edmunds, OD, FAAO, says there’s no one right way to provide sports vision services.
Why you should offer children’s eyewear
Why you should offer children’s eyewear
Kids eyewear represents one of the biggest opportunities for growth in the eyecare industry, says Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM, who recently shared his advice at Vision Expo West 2015 in Las Vegas.
Examining 7 options to control myopia
As the prevalence of myopia is rapidly increasing throughout the world, myopia control has become a hot topic in optometry.
How sleep apnea affects the eye
Sleep apnea is a lot more common than you might think, and it’s affecting your patients’ eyes and vision in drastic ways, says Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO.
What you don't know about choroidal melanoma
Carol Shields, MD, and Jerry Shields, MD, of Wills Eye Hospital ocular oncology service shared their advice for what to look out for when it comes to choridal melanoma during a session at the American Academy of Optometry 2015 meeting in New Orleans.
Hot topics in dry eye and glaucoma
Leaders in their respective specialties came together at the American Academy of Optometry 2015 meeting in New Orleans to share their latest research in dry eye and glaucoma.