Can You Recycle Your Old Glasses?

Imagine you’ve got a shiny new pair of glasses from us, and you’re looking forward to wearing your fancy new specs. Do you take much notice about what you do with your old ones? You’d more than likely put them in a drawer somewhere and leave them at home. Just in case anything happened to your new pair. Or even worse, you could have thrown them away.

If you’re a regular glasses wearer, you might have gone through a fair few pairs of glasses over time. Maybe your prescription has been updated, or maybe your old pair has broken and you need new glasses. But we’re here to tell you that if you’ve got spare pairs of glasses you don’t use, we can take them off your hands.

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We Can Recycle Them For You

At Focus Medical Eye Centre, we are able to recycle your old glasses and give them a new home. At our opticians in Hailsham, we have a box for your old pairs of glasses that is picked up by Hailsham Lions Club. These glasses are collected and then sorted based on prescription and condition. In the end, these glasses get sent all around the world. To countries like Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Ghana, and Nigeria. Any glasses that are broken or in bad condition can be recycled too. Spectacles can be broken and recycled separately. You can find out more about what the Lions Club do with your recycled glasses here.

So if you come in to pick up your new glasses, just let us know that you don’t need your old glasses anymore. Then you can then put them in the little recycling box we have. It also makes you feel good to know you’re doing your bit for the environment!

If you’d like to know more about our recycling scheme, or you’d like to book an appointment to get a shiny new pair of glasses, then get in touch with us.

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