NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness declared February as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month, encouraging the eyecare community to spread awareness and education about these conditions throughout the month. On their end, Prevent Blindness is offering a variety of free educational resources to the public and professionals, including fact sheets and social media graphics in English and Spanish, dedicated online resources and informative videos, as reported in VMAIL. There’s still some time left in February to get involved with spreading education. This week, we’re taking a look at a few social media posts from indies who have been doing exactly that. Feel free to get inspired.

Eye Co. in Columbus, Ohio, created a helpful, easy to read graphic that explains some of the signs and symptoms of AMD. Image via on Instagram

Rudrani Banik, MD, who practices in New York City, shared some risk factors for macular degeneration to help patients and followers determine if they might be at an increased risk. Image via dr.ranibanik on Instagram

In Valencia, Calif., the Optx Optometry team shared some ways patients can reduce the risk of developing AMD. Image via optxoptometry on Instagram

The team at Kitchener Eyecare in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, created an educational video with all the basic facts about AMD. Image via kitchener_eyecare on Instagram