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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.

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)

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)