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Six Smart Things College Students Should Do for Their Eyes July 28, 2014
This fall, a record 21.7 million students will attend a college or university in the United States. Many teens will be living away from home for the first time without mom or dad around to reinforce healthy habits, including how to care for their eyes. Before students head for the dorms, ophthalmologists are providing parents with college eye health tips to ensure their freshmen sons and daughters keep seeing 20/20 during school.
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Eight Members of Congress for Their Dedication to Healthy Vision April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Ophthalmology – the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons – today is honoring eight members of Congress for their outstanding legislative efforts to advance the quality of eye care available in the United States.
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