NEW YORK—May is Healthy Vision Month, 30 days set aside by the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) to promote the importance of taking care of the eyes—from annual, comprehensive eye exams to everyday habits that will protect eye health. Through its Vision Heath Initiative, the CDC has made a number of resources available for free to all, including information about the basics of eye health, prevention and risk management and more. Infographics are also available for download, which can be posted online or in the office.

Online, ECPs across the country are engaging in Healthy Vision Month, too. This week we’re taking a look at how some indies are spreading the word this May.

In Saratoga, California, the Specs Family Optometry team reminded patients of the importance of UV protection. Image via specsfamilyoptom on Instagram

Southampton Optiks in Southampton, New York, posted an easy-to-read graphic that outlines three important ways to protect your vision. Image via southamptonoptiks on Instagram

The team at Shelby Family Eye Care in Alabaster, Alabama, reminded patients of the 20-20-20 rule. Image via shelbyfamilyeyecare on Instagram

The Eye Center of PA, which has multiple locations in the state, used Healthy Vision Month as a moment to inform patients of the risk involved with lash extensions and other cosmetic procedures near the eyes. Image via eyecenterofpa on Instagram

The team at Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, Minnesota shared six easy ways to take care of your eye health. Image via chuvisioninstitute on Instagram

In Orange, Connecticut, the Family Eye Care of Orange team showed off their exam room and reminded patients to book an appointment this Healthy Vision Month. Image via familyeyecareoforange on Instagram

Melanie Denton Dombrowski, OD, who practices at Salisbury Eyecare And Eyewear in Salisbury, North Carolina, reminded patients of what an annual eye exam can expose, including early signs of stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and more. Image via dr.melaniedenton on Instagram