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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.
The pros and cons of the latest dry eye technology
Over the last few years, there have been several advancements in ocular surface disease diagnostic and treatment technology. Not sure which ones are right for your practice? Milton Hom, OD, FAAO, and Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO, share their advice.
Stem cell trial aims to cure AMD
Stem cell trial aims to cure AMD
The London Project to Cure Blindness announced it successfully performed a surgery to transplant retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) derived from stem cells into a patient suffering from vision loss from wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Senator calls for changes to eyewear regulations
Senator calls for changes to eyewear regulations
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) recently called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to change regulations on eyeglasses prescriptions to promote competition in the eyecare industry and lower prices on eyewear.
British optometrist charged with negligent manslaughter
British optometrist charged with negligent manslaughter
A locum or fill-in optometrist has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence after a young patient died following a routine exam.
6 things you missed at Vision Expo West 2015
Even if you made it to Las Vegas for Vision Expo West 2015, there’s a good chance you didn’t catch all the action. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.
How your optical can save your practice come Oct. 1
The ICD-10 implementation deadline is nearly upon us—but did you know that you may experience a three-to-six-month delay in payments from insurance companies?
3 reasons why you should love Warby Parker
Warby Parker may be optometry’s public enemy number one, but David Friedfeld, owner of ClearVision Optical, says optometrists could learn a lot from the company’s booming success.
What a millennial OD can bring to your practice
Everybody’s talking about millennials. They’re self-obsessed and entitled. They’re useless without their smartphones and social media. They’re debt-laden and broke. They’re lazy. They often have roommates, and they call them “Mom” and “Dad.” Wow, millennials are the worst. So—are you ready to hire one?
How a newly-discovered gene affects myopia
How a newly-discovered gene affects myopia
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center recently discovered a gene that causes myopia in people who spend a lot of time reading or doing other “nearwork” throughout their childhood. The study was published in PLOS Genetics.
What the Essilor-Vision Source deal means for you
Essilor recently announced it had acquired independent optometric service alliance Vision Source, raising questions about the future for thousands of Vision Source members and Essilor customers across the country.