NEW YORK—In addition to doing our part to help people all around the world access eyecare, one of the most important things we can do on World Sight Day each year is spread awareness. This year, as always, it’s vital to use our platforms to encourage everyone to prioritize their eye health, be aware of warning signs and learn more about why our eye health is so important. This year, ECPs all over the world are using their platforms to do exactly that—mainly on social media, an excellent tool for World Sight Day because of its expansive reach. Some are taking part in the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and OneSight’s #LoveYourEyes campaign, while others are sharing information in their own way. This week, we’re taking a look at how some indies are spreading the word about World Sight Day 2021.

In Lake Mary, Florida, the team at Logan Eye Care is taking part in the #LoveYourEyes movement. Image via loganeyecare on Instagram

Clear Eye + Optical in Stephenville, Texas, is offering 20 percent off eyewear in honor of World Sight Day this year. Image via cleareyestephenville on Instagram

Sokol Advanced Eyecare in Madison, Wisconsin, is donating to OneSight for every eye exam during the week of World Sight Day. Image via sokoleyecare on Instagram

The team at Jahnle Eye in Havertown, Pennsylvania, also took the #LoveYourEyes pledge this year, and shared that with their patients. Image via jahnleeye on Instagram

Pople & Broad Opticians, in Heathfield, England, also took the pledge, focusing on children’s eyesight. On Instagram, the team shared some tips to help patients take proper care of their eye health. Image via poplebroad on Instagram

In Madison, Wisconsin, the team at Anderson & Shapiro Eye Care Wisconsin focused on the importance of prevention when it comes to eye health, underscoring how a healthy lifestyle benefits your eyes, too. Image via andersonshapiro on Instagram

The team at Wellington Vision Care in Ottawa, Canada, is celebrating World Sight Day with a special sign outside the office and by donating $4 from every exam to the IAPB and Optometry Giving Sight. Image via wellingtonvisioncare on Instagram