This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are not an optional fashion accessory, they’re an essential prescription for eye health.
An annual report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reveals that fireworks-related eye injuries have increased, from 700 in 2016 to 1,200 in 2017.
In a new survey, a majority of ophthalmologists believe that the current use of prior authorization by health insurance companies may jeopardize a patient's health.
A coalition of eight national medical specialties pledged support for the bipartisan Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019, legislation that would protect patients from unreasonable Medicare Advantage plan requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges young adults to protect their eyes to prevent vision loss in the future.
Journalists covering eye health news who are in need of information, expert and/or patient interviews should contact the Academy’s public relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the media line at 415.561.8534.
Get eye health information about diseases, conditions, symptoms, common questions and more through the Academy’s EyeSmart program and Eye Health section of aao.org.
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