NEW YORK—With August set aside as National Eye Exam Month, there’s no better time than now to remind patients about why an annual eye exam is so important—from aesthetic to medical reasons. August is just beginning, so there’s still plenty of time to remind your patients to take advantage of this month—and this week, we’re taking a look at how some indies from around the country are doing exactly that. Feel free to get inspired.

Nicole M. Kish, OD, PC, who practices in Norman, Oklahoma, shared a beautiful and easy to read graphic that details why eye exams are vital. Images like this make the importance of annual eye exams easy to understand and remember. Image via drnicolekishod via Instagram

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Eyes on Trade used their stunning and brightly colored practice to grab attention on Instagram—and then remind patients to book their annual eye exam. Image via eyesontrade on Instagram

The team at Gilmer Eye Care Center in Gilmer, Texas, showed what part of an annual eye exam looks like. Image via gilmereyecarecenter on Instagram

EyeCare Professionals in Jackson, Mississippi also created an easy to read list of what makes eye exams so important, and why we have to have them each year. Image via eyecare4ms on Instagram

In Houston, Texas, Eye Shop created a fun, bright image that both showcases parts of the eye exam and reminds patients about the essential functions of eye exams. Image via eyeshophouston on Instagram

Clarin Eye Care, with two locations in southern Florida, reminded patients that there’s much more to eye exams than updating your prescription. Image via clarineyecare on Instagram