Champagne corks, which are popped out during the celebrations, cause serious eye injuries every year, according to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Champagne bottles are packed at a pressure of 90 pounds per square inch, which is more than the pressure of a car tire.

Such high pressure allows champagne cork to move at 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle, which can cause serious injuries when it comes in contact with eye.

The types of injuries caused by a flying cork can be rupture of the eye wall, acute glaucoma, retinal detachment, ocular bleeding, dislocation of lens, damage to eye bone structure or permanent blindness.

In order to prevent people from such injuries, the association has urged people to follow few simple tips while opening a champagne bottle such as cooling the champagne bottle to 45 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler before opening, avoid shaking of bottle before opening, pointing the bottle at an angle of 45 degrees away from the body and other people and avoid using corkscrew to open champagne bottle.

AAO ophthalmologist and spokesperson Monica told that champagne corks fly at great speeds and leave no time to react and protect the eyes.

"Uncontrolled champagne corks can lead to painful eye injuries and devastating vision loss. We don’t want anyone to end up ringing in the year on an ophthalmologist’s surgery table," she added.