NEW YORK—June is Cataract Awareness Month once again, as declared by Prevent Blindness to bring attention to the leading cause of blindness worldwide. This month, Prevent Blindness’ goal is to provide patients, care partners and professionals with information on topics related to types of cataract, risk factors, symptoms, cataract surgery and available financial assistance resources. On its own website, Prevent Blindness offers a number of free materials in English and Spanish, including fact sheets and social media graphics, all available online at

Of course, Prevent Blindness isn’t alone in this mission. Throughout June, ECPs across the country step up to spread awareness of cataract too, through online and in-person initiatives. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the social media posts that independent ECPs have created to help spread the word about Cataract Awareness Month. There’s still plenty of time to go this June, so feel free to get inspired.

In East Rutherford, New Jersey, William C. Fruchtman, OD, shared a colorful graphic to remind patients about Cataract Awareness Month. Image via drwilliamfruchtman on Instagram

The team at South Shore Eye Care in Wantagh and Massapequa, New York, shared an important list of cataract warning signs for patients. Image via southshoreeyecarellp on Instagram

The Medical Eye Center in New Hampshire shared an illustration that shows how cataract affects the eyes. Image via themedicaleyecenter on Instagram

In Las Vegas, Optic Gallery Gamily Eye Care used a scratched lens to illustrate how cataract affects vision. Image via opticgallerycentennialhills on Instagram

Nothing gets people to stop scrolling quite like a good meme—something the team at The Eye Shop in Queen Creek, Arizona, knows well. Image via theeyeshopaz on Instagram

eye2eye Optometry in Alexandria, Virgnia, shared a detailed post that explains cataract, the causes and more. Image via eye2eyeoptometry on Instagram

Eye Consultants of Atlanta debunked some common misconceptions about Cataract. Image via eyeconsultantsofatlanta on Instagram