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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.
Should marijuana be indicated for glaucoma?
Should marijuana be indicated for glaucoma?
A recent editorial in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raised some questions about the indications for medical marijuana, which vary greatly by state.
Allergan recalls Refresh, FML, Blephamide eye drops
Allergan recently issued a voluntary U.S. recall of its Refresh Lacri-Lube, Refresh P.M., FML (fluorometholone ophthalmic ointment) 0.1%, and Blephamide (sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone acetate ophthalmic ointment) 10%/0.2% due to customer complaints of small black particles at the time of use.
Corporate optical battles ODs on pending CA bill
After years of operating in violation of California law, corporate opticial companies are fighting to pass a bill that would prevent the state from coming after them.
Big cities and small towns where ODs make bank
We recently brought you a list of the states where optometrists make the most money—and where they make the least. We wanted to break it down even further and see which big cities and small towns offered high-paying opportunities to ODs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Keep your patients safe during CDC’s Contact Lens Health Week
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is celebrating Contact Lens Health Week to raise awareness among contact lens wearers about proper lens care habits.
EyeNetra opens sales of its smartphone-based tools to ECPs
EyeNetra recently announced that it now offers its handheld and smartphone-based refractive tools for sale to eyecare professionals for a limited time.
New federal bill targets vision and dental care plans
Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) recently introduced a new bill titled “Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (DOC Access Act)” that would address conflicts between dentists and eyecare providers and insurance providers.
New federal bill targets vision and dental care plans
Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) recently introduced a new bill titled “Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (DOC Access Act)” that would address conflicts between dentists and eyecare providers and insurance providers.
Eyecare community raises red flags over Opternative
Online refraction is officially here with the last week’s launch of Opternative, a company offering its online vision test to the public for the first time.
States where ODs make bank
Your salary as an optometrist can vary greatly based in part on the state in which you live.