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Academy Launches New Patient Education Materials to Meet Health Literacy Standards October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — Low literacy rates contribute to poor patient compliance, leading to increased hospitalizations and chronic illness and costing the economy between $106 – $238 billion each year. To help address this issue within eye health, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has redesigned its patient education materials to enhance patient readability and understanding. The materials are being launched at AAO 2014, the Academy’s 118th annual meeting in Chicago this week.
 
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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