Following optometry school, Dr. McCarty completed an optometric residency at Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A. in Minneapolis. Her residency emphasized cornea, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and surgery co-management. She has lectured nationally, has also published articles in professional journals and has authored chapters in clinical textbooks on these topics. Dr. McCarty has served as President of the Minnesota Optometric Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
She resides with her husband, Jason, and 3 sons in Maple Grove.