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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.
J&J releases 1-Day Acuvue Moist multifocal lenses
During Optometry’s Meeting 2015, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced the launch of 1-Day Acuvue Moist brand multifocal contact lenses.
Top multifocal contact lens tips
Top multifocal contact lens tips
Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Milton Hom, OD, FAAO, shared his top 10 multifocal contact lens tips during a session at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting.
Marijuana’s role in optometry and beyond
Bob Prouty, OD, FAAO, educated a packed house at the American Optometirc Association’s Optometry’s Meeting on marijuana’s use in and outside of eye care.
New bill aims to speed FDA approval of drugs and medical devices
A new bill looks to decrease the time for the development and release of new drugs and medical devices by modernizing clinical trials and removing barriers to collaboration and innovation, according to legislators.
5 things you need to know: Urine in pools causes red eyes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently told Women’s Health magazine that the reason some swimmers get red eyes after a dip in the pool isn’t the chlorine—it’s the urine in the water.
Best and worst states to practice in 2015
Medscape recently released its annual list of the best and worst places to practice in the United States.But what makes a state great for MDs doesn’t always translate for ODs, of course. So, we asked ODs across the country about what makes their state a great place to practice optometry. Did your state make the list?
Your pet may increase your glaucoma risk
Your pet may increase your glaucoma risk
A recent study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, found that exposure to cats and cockroaches may increase the risk for glaucoma, while contact with dogs could help guard against the disease.
After Shark Tank, Frameri online optical finds success
After Shark Tank, Frameri online optical finds success
If you caught a recent episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, you may have gotten a look at eyewear’s latest startup company.
5 things you need to know: Eyes harbor Ebola virus after cure
Months after being cleared, the Ebola virus was found in the ocular fluid of a survivor, according to a recent report from The New England Journal of Medicine.
Blink in-home vision test worries ODs
Blink in-home vision test worries ODs
A new company called Blink has begun offering at-home, on-demand vision test in New York City.