NEW YORK—On October 12, members of the optical community all around the world came together to celebrate World Sight Day. This year, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and as reported in VMAIL, the 200+ member groups and companies’ efforts generated more than 13 million eye test pledges, well above the group’s target goal of 10 million for the day, which emphasized the Love Your Eyes at Work theme this year. And, of course, ECPs all around the world did their part, too, this World Sight Day. This week, we’re taking a look at how some indies celebrated World Sight Day on social media, spreading the word to their followers everywhere.

Daniel Brunson, optician at Hicks Brunson Eyewear in Tulsa, Oklahoma, celebrated World Sight Day by discussing the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun, and how he uses Transitions lenses to do just that. Image via daniel.g.brunson on Instagram

In Indianapolis, the Dr. Tavel team celebrated World Sight Day by gifting over 1,715 eye exam or eyewear vouchers to communities across the state. Image via drtavel on Instagram

The team at Eyes on Trade in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, used World Sight Day to remind patients of their partnership with the Lions Club to collect eyewear for donation. Image via eyesontrade on Instagram

Jennifer Chinn, OD, of Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care in San Diego, shared a video showcasing all the work optometrists do to protect sight. Image via dr.chinnchinn on Instagram

Harbir Sian, OD, of Clarity Eyecare and Highstreet Eyecare Center in British Columbia, Canada, shared an image of his trip to Jordan with OneSight in 2019 while discussing the mission of World Sight Day. Image via harbirsian.od on Instagram

The team at Eyes on Litchfield in Litchfield, Connecticut, used World Sight Day as an opportunity to remind patients of their commitment to eyecare. Image via eyesonlitchfield on Instagram

Kristie Nguyen, OD, who practices in Florida, discussed this year’s World Sight Day theme: protecting your eyes at work. Image via dr.kristienguyen on Instagram