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Eye-eye-aye! Watch that champagne cork!

The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers a video showing the safe way to pop a cork.

Eye-eye-aye! Watch that champagne cork!

The Phillies pop champagne at Citizens Bank Park. (YONG KIM / Staff Photographer)
The Phillies pop champagne at Citizens Bank Park. (YONG KIM / Staff Photographer)

Perhaps Philadelphia sports fans have little reason to celebrate with bubbly, but we're coming into New Year's Eve and its attendent champagne-cork popping.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology says uncontrolled champagne corks fly fast enough to shatter glass, and can also cause serious eye injuries and vision loss.

In response to readers' questions about this common eye hazard, Dr. Monica L. Monica shares champagne cork removal safety tips in the accompanying video.

In short, Dom be a dummy. Don't shake the bottle first.

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