Like so many of us, I can’t see see without glasses or contacts. Terracycle has their own version of recycled contact lenses. It doesn’t do anything for me personally, I use dailies because that is what I need in order to maintain healthy eyes. I recently asked my doctor If I could switch to using less wasteful contacts and here is the information I got…
- I’m not a candidate for lasik (if I was, would I be able to afford it? Nope)
- There ARE contacts without the plastic blister pack but they are in their early stages of development and they are uncomfortable, doctors do not recommend them just yet. I like what their doing! I hope other contact brands start to go in this direction..
- Switching to lenses that can be thrown away every two weeks or 6 months instead of daily would be bad for my eyes personally. Even if I could switch, solution and cases are plastic! I’d be trading in one plastic for another.
I decided I’d wear contacts a little bit less, I enjoy contacts but I am trying to be open minded about glasses. So I bought a new pair of glasses….
I didn’t even make the realization that they are made of PLASTIC until much later. At least they aren’t single use? I wish there was way to wear glasses made out of recycled plastic. There’s a good idea.
What we CAN do…
The blister packs ARE recyclable. If you save them and bring them to a local eye doctor there is usually a place to recycle them. It’s not a perfect solution… but it’s a step in the right direction.
My sight solution is unclear just like my vision.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –