NEW YORK—This week, May 13 through 19, 2024, is Myopia Awareness Week, a global event that aims to raise awareness about juvenile-onset myopia and encourage eyecare professionals to take necessary actions. The week has been marked by a number of myopia awareness related initiatives, both big and small, as reported in VMAIL Weekend. In addition, ECPs have been putting in the extra work this week to educate their patients about myopia, both online and in person. This week, we’re taking a look at how some indies are approaching Myopia Awareness Week.

In Montville, N.J., the Pompton Eye Vision and Eye Care team decorated their whiteboard for Myopia Awareness Week. Image via pomptoneye on Instagram

Jennifer Lyerly, OD, who practices in Raleigh, N.C., discussed the genetic factors related to myopia. Image via truevisioneye on Instagram

The team at Positive Eye Ons in West Hollywood, Calif., urged parents to have their kids screened for myopia. Image via positiveeyeons on Instagram

In Seattle, The EyeSite has been playing myopia trivia. Image via eyesiteseattle on Instagram

The team at Manhattan Vision Associates encouraged parents to book full-family eye exams this week. Image via manhattan_vision_associates on Instagram

The Primary Eye Care Center team in Ahwatukee, Ariz., explained the importance of talking about myopia awareness. Image via primaryeyecarephx on Instagram

In Blue Island, Ill., Vision Salon discussed what treatments they use to manage myopia, as well as the benefits involved. Image via visionsalon on Instagram