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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.
New eye drops could cure cataracts
New eye drops could cure cataracts
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, have developed an eye drop solution that may dissolve cataracts, according to a study recently published in Nature.
States fighting to advance optometry
States fighting to advance optometry
This is the first in a series of regular updates about optometric legislation from around the country. Optometry can be a localized profession; however, changes in one state might lay groundwork for similar changes in another. Know what’s happening around the country because it might be coming soon to your area.
NYSOA says Blink in-home vision test is illegal
NYSOA says Blink in-home vision test is illegal
The New York State Optometric Association (NYSOA) and the New York Board of Optometry is challenging a company that offers in-home vision testing, stating that its services are inconsistent with the law.
What your patients are tweeting about you
What your patients are tweeting about you
Is one of these tweets from one of your patients? Check out what patients are tweeting about their eye doctor visits. (Hint: They really don't like NCT.)
EyeControl allows people with ALS to communicate with their eyes
EyeControl allows people with ALS to communicate with their eyes
A new wearable device called EyeControl aims to give a voice to those who are unable to communicate by allowing them to speak using their eyes.
Blue eyes linked to alcoholism
Blue eyes linked to alcoholism
Researchers from the University of Vermont have say that people with blue eyes have a higher chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics (Part B).
What you missed at AOA 2015
During a session at Optometry’s Meeting 2015 that discussed the future of optometry and eye care, ClearVision Optical President David Friedfeld told attendees how 3D printing technology will change the optical industry.
3 things you need to know from AOA 2015
The American Optometric Association (AOA) officially began enrolling optometrists in its AOA Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare (MORE) this week during Optometry’s Meeting 2015 in Seattle.
AOA addresses concerns of optometric profession
The American Optometric Association (AOA) Board of Trustees addressed some of the concerns of optometrists across the U.S.—unilateral pricing policies (UPP), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), scope of practice, and more—during a session at Optometry’s Meeting.
The diagnoses you shouldn’t be missing
Andrew Morgenstern, OD, shared his list of diagnoses optometrists shouldn’t be missing in the exam room during a session at Optometry’s Meeting.