NEW YORK—Fresh year, fresh starts and fresh frames—a perfect motto to welcome in 2023. As the new year begins in full force, independent ECPs are celebrating the way we all know best: with new glasses and updated eye exams. This week, we’re taking a look at how indies have been ringing in the new year, and how they’re making their patients part of the celebration. There’s still time to wish people a happy new year—we’re still in January, after all—so get ready to take down some social media inspiration.

Eye Associates of Cayce in Cayce, South Carolina, kicked off 2023 with the perfect slogan for ECPs: “another year, another pair.” Image via eyeassociatesofcayce on Instagram

In Ontario, Canada, the Care Optics Inc. team showcased some of the fun, festive New Year’s glasses for 2023, thanking their patients for a great 2022 and reminding them to schedule their 2023 appointments. Image via care_optics on Instagram

To ring in the new year, Abby Jakob, OD, who owns Dr. Abby Jakob Eyes in Ontario, Canada, encouraged Instagram followers to vote on a client’s new frames for the year. Image via abbyjakobeyes on Instagram

Sunglass Shoppe—Unique Optics in Traverse City, Michigan, shared a beautiful l.a.Eyeworks frame to ring in the new year. Image via sunglass.shoppe on Instagram

Welcoming in the new year, the In Focus Vision Center team in Piscataway, New Jersey, showcased some of their in-stock styles. Image via infocusvision on Instagram