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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.
5 things you need to know: ocular syphilis outbreak, predicting myopia, more
Healthcare professionals on the West Coast have been warned to be on the lookout for ocular syphilis after more than a dozen cases have been reported in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles since December 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Got hiring headaches? A new job site can help
Got hiring headaches? A new job site can help
A new service wants to bring the staffing and hiring best practices from some of the most successful companies in the world to eye care.
New technology could replace eye drops
Researchers at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine have developed nanowafer technology to delivery ocular drugs, an alternative to inefficient eye drops.
Rise in erectile dysfunction association with glaucoma
A recent study found an association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and glaucoma that is not attributed to the use of beta-blocker therapy.
Marijuana and optometry: Practicing post-legalization
Marijuana and optometry: Practicing post-legalization
In honor of the unofficial stoner holiday—April 20—we wondered how the legalization of marijuana in some states has affected optometrists.
How vision can help diagnose concussions
How vision can help diagnose concussions
Sports-related concussions can now be diagnosed on the sidelines using a two-minute vision-based test, according to a recent study published in The Journal or Neuro-Ophthalmology.
Germanwings pilot may have had vision problems
Recent reports have revealed that 27-year-old Germanwings pilot, Andreas Lubitz, sought treatment for vision problems before he crashed a plane into the French Alps, killing himself and the 149 passengers and crewmembers.
LensFerry offers alternative to online contact lens retail
LensFerry offers alternative to online contact lens retail
A new contact lens delivery service offers convenience to patients and financial benefits for practitioners—while offering an alternative to other online contact lens retailers.
Laser procedure turns brown eyes blue
Patients may soon be able to change their brown eyes blue through a quick laser procedure.
Novartis, Alcon face gender discrimination suit
Two former Alcon employees have filed a $110 million lawsuit against Alcon and its parent company, Novartis, claiming the companies discriminated against the employees based on their gender.