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The Academy in the News

The following is a summary of notable media coverage about eye health and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Huffington Post, Why Parents Need to Know the Signs of Childhood Glaucoma, Jan. 15, 2015

Allure, 5 Beauty Products You Should Never Share, Jan. 12, 2015

New York Times, Well Blog, 5 Things to Know About New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 2014)

Newsweek, Video: Behind the Bubbly That Rings in the New Year (Dec. 31, 2014)

Daily Mail UK, The Science of Champagne (Dec. 30, 2014)

Washington Post, Speaking of Science blog, The Science Behind Your New Year's Eve Bubbly (Dec. 29, 2014)

Philadelphia Inquirer, Check Up: Some vitamins for eye might not have any benefit (Dec. 28, 2014)

Philadelphia Inquirer, At 14, healing from an injury to the eye (Dec. 28, 2014)

New York Times New Old Age Blog, Questionable Remedies for Eye Disease (Dec. 17, 2014)

Yahoo! Health, 4 Things You Never Knew You Could Get Hooked On (Dec. 8, 2014)

U.S. News & World Report, Getting Clear on Cataracts (Dec. 1, 2014)

Good Housekeeping, 11 Habits That are Ruining Your Eyes (Dec. 1, 2014), Eyeing That BB Gun for Christmas? Don't Go There, Eye Doctors Say (Nov. 28, 2014)

Ocular Surgery NewsExperts agree on need to standardize testing for contact lens products (Nov. 25, 2014)

Yahoo! Health, 8 Dangerous Contact Lens Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making (Nov. 21, 2014)

Shape Magazine online, Eye Care Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making (Nov. 17, 2014), Poor Contact Lens Care Leads To A Whole Lot Of Eye Infections (Nov. 13, 2014)

Medscape, One-third of Ophthalmologists Join IRIS Registry (Nov. 13, 2014)

New York Times, New Old Age Blog, Hello, Green Man (Nov. 7, 2014)

New York Times, A Debatable Fix for Young Eyes (Nov. 3, 2014)

Prevention Magazine, 10 Things Your Eyes Say About You (Nov. 2014)

Associated Press, Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color (Oct. 30, 2014)

NPR Morning Edition, Corneal Implants Might Make Reading Glasses Obsolete (Oct. 27, 2014)

Good Morning America, How Some Colored Contacts Could Permanently Damage Eyes (Oct. 24, 2014)

Money, How to Save Lots of Money on the Health Tests You Need (Oct. 21, 2014)

NBC News, iPad Apps Could Screen Eyes for Glaucoma in Developing Countries (Oct. 20, 2014), Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone (Oct. 20, 2014)

Gizmodo, Medics Can Now Use iPhone App to Treat Eye Diseases (Oct. 20, 2014)

ABC Radio (KOMO), Decorative Contact Lenses are too Scary For Your Eyes (Oct. 15, 2014)

Health, 19 Medical Tests Everyone Needs (Oct. 1, 2013)

New York Times, Doctors Find Barriers to Sharing Digital Medical Records (Sept. 30, 2014), Dry, Scratchy Eyes? Staring At Screens Is Driving This Trend (Sept. 4, 2014)

Washington Post, Here's how to protect your vision as you age (Aug. 19, 2014)

Health, 9 Worst Eye Care Mistakes You're Making (Aug. 11,2014)

Outside Magazine, The Shadiest Way to Run a PR (Aug. 8, 2014) 

Huffington Post, This will make you never ever want to sleep in your contacts again (Aug. 7, 2014)

Real Simple, 5 Contact Lens Mistakes You're Probably Making (Aug 1, 2014)

Reuters, Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration (July 31, 2014)

Reuters, Behavior therapy may help prevent depression over vision loss (July 24, 2014)

ABC News, "The Fixer," Insurance Won't Cover Therapy to Save Girl's Eyesight (July 22, 2014)

Slate, Why Does Your Body Do These Strange Things? (July 18, 2014)

New York Times, Studying May Make You Nearsighted (July 7, 2014)

Wall Street Journal, Eye Protection From the Sun Especially Important for Kids (July 7, 2014)

Dear Abby, Eligible Seniors Can Sign Up for Free Medical Eye Exam (July 7, 2014)

TODAY Show, 5 Summer Habits You Should Stop (July 7, 2014)

CNN Health Minute, Sun Smart Eyes (July 3, 2014)

CBS News, Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too (July 2, 2014)

Huffington Post, There's A Reason The ‘Four-Eyed Bookworm' Stereotype Exists (July 1, 2014)

Ocular Surgery News, AAO reiterates cannabis not recommended for glaucoma treatment (July 1, 2014)

The Telegraph, Occasional Glass of Wine Could Save Your Eyesight (June 24, 2014)

Huffington Post, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Laser Eye Surgery (June 11, 2014)

Medscape, How to Field Patient Questions on Your Medicare Payments (June 5, 2014)

Huffington Post, Why Do We Get 'Sleep' In Our Eyes? (May 29, 2014)

Ophthalmology Times, The AAO registry project: A basic primer (May 15, 2014)

Consumer Reports, Living with Google Glass: Getting started (May 2, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal, Can Your Eyes Change Color? (April 28, 2014)

Ocular Surgery News, Overwhelming Changes to ICD Codes Pending, Implementation Deadline Delayed (April 25, 2014)

American Academy of Family Physicians News, FPs Can Help Minimize Alpha Blocker Risks for Cataract Surgery (April 15, 2014)

Washington Post, Too young for cataracts - or was I? (April 14, 2014)

U.S. News and World Report, Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds (April 3, 2014)

Huffington Post, Regular Exercise Could Help Protect Your Sight (March 21, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal, So You Think You Have Pinkeye (March 17, 2014)

Ocular Surgery News, IRIS Registry to allow wide-ranging access to accurate ophthalmology data (March 10, 2014)

Huffington Post, Daily Multivitamin Use Linked With Lower Cataract Risk For Men (Feb. 22, 2014)

Ophthalmology TimesAAO issues conjunctivitis reminder after Costas' infection (Feb. 19, 2014)

CNN, Healthmakers: Conversations on the leading edge (Feb. 2014)

Good Housekeeping, 10 Ways You're Ruining Your Eyes (Jan. 24, 2014)

U.S. News and World Report, Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half: Study (Jan. 24, 2014)

Shape Magazine, 10 Surprising Things Your Eyes Reveal About Your Health (Jan. 22, 2014)

Washington Post, How Bad For Your Eyes Are Computer Screens? (Jan. 20, 2014)

Everyday Health, Don't Drink and…Walk?: 5 Surprising Tips for Staying Safe on New Year's Eve (Dec. 28, 2013)

NBC News, Why more boomers are getting cataract surgery at a younger age (Dec. 26, 2013)

Huffington Post, 20 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Eyes (Dec. 20, 2013)

Ophthalmology Times, Blue lasers could cause eye injury epidemic (Dec. 18, 2013)

Washington Post, Whether doctors are wrongly prescribing drugs is in eye of beholder (Dec. 13, 2013) 

The Chronicle, Ophthalmologists warn about toys that can hurt eyes (Dec. 11, 2013)

Vision Monday, Associations to Explore Joint Educational Opportunities (Dec. 6, 2013)

Medscape, Out with the old, in with the new: The best of AAO 2013 (Nov. 25, 2013)

New York Times, Birth Control Pills may Raise Eye Risks (Nov. 21, 2013)

Washington Post, Implanting jewelry in your eye: When being 'unique' goes too far (Nov. 20, 2013)

HealthDay, Air Pollution Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome in Study (Nov. 19, 2013)

The Guardian, Long-term Contraceptive Pill Use Doubles Glaucoma Risk, Study Finds (Nov. 18, 2013)

CNN, Long-term Pill Use May Double Glaucoma Risk (Nov. 18, 2013)

Many Years Young, Cataract surgery saves $123.4 billion in direct, indirect costs, delivers a 4,567 percent return to society (Nov. 18, 2013)

EuroTimes, IRIS Registry, "Ophthalmology's Moon Shot" (Nov. 17, 2013)

HealthDay, Cornea Donor's Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say (Nov. 15, 2013)

HealthDay, Very Early Preemies May Face Higher Risk of Future Eye Problem (Nov. 13, 2013)

Consumer Reports, The Best Protection For Your Eyes (Nov. 4, 2013)

Men's Journal, Statin's Latest Side Effects (Oct. 25, 2013)

Baltimore Sun, Costume Contact Lenses Pose Dangers (Oct. 17, 2013)

Good HousekeepingIs Google Glass Safe for Your Eyes? (Sept. 23, 2013)

HealthDay, Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Death Risk for Patients With Vision Loss (Sept. 6, 2013)

Huffington Post, What You Don't Know About Sunglasses Could Hurt You (Aug. 28, 2013)

Family Circle Magazine, Health Advice from Doctor Moms (Aug. 26, 2013)

Men's Health Magazine, The Sleep Condition That Could Blind You (Aug. 13, 2013)

Ophthalmology Times, AAO to launch US eye disease patient database (July 16, 2013)

The Wall Street Journal, More Dry Eyes in the House (July 8, 2013)

Daily RX, With Fireworks, Eye Safety is Key (July 1, 2013)

U.S News and World Report, Children's eye injuries peak in summer, expert says (June 21, 2013)

Huffington Post, Eyeball Licking Causing Pinkeye In Japan (June 12, 2013)

Cosmopolitan, Your Eyelash Extensions Could Turn You Into Quasimoto (May 8, 2013)

Consumer ReportsEyelash extensions can pose health risks (May 7, 2013)

The Wall Street Journal, The Crucial Years for Protecting Your Eye Health (May 7, 2013) 

USA TodayPopular eye supplements need a tweak, study suggests (May 6, 2013)