Dr. Tina McCarty receives Optometrist of the Year Award

Dr. Tina McCarty was named Optometrist of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) at its annual Fall Meeting recently. Dr. McCarty is a partner at Eye Care Center in Maple Grove, Fridley and Maplewood, where she has practiced since 2003.

Dr. McCarty is a past president of the MOA and continues to represent optometry in Minnesota as well as nationally. She was a member of the 2015 Minnesota Department of Health expert task force to review and revise the guidelines for pre-school vision screenings. In 2015, she was named a member of the American Optometric Association’s Public Affairs Committee. She has been a frequent expert spokesperson on a variety of topics on local Twin Cities television. She has also lectured nationally in professional venues, has authored chapters in clinical research textbooks, and is a faculty member of the Vision Care Institute.

Dr. McCarty is a graduate of North Dakota State University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). She was president of her class at PCO, a member of the Gold Key International Honor Society and she received honors for her clinical excellence. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree, she completed an optometric residency at Minnesota Eye Consultants. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. McCarty and her husband, Jason, live in Maple Grove with their three sons.

The Minnesota Optometric Association has approximately 400 member doctors of optometry around the state. The MOA is committed to furthering awareness of optometrists as primary eye care or family eye doctors and to bringing about change that positively impacts the MOA member doctors and their patients.

September 30, 2015