Contact Lenses Should NOT Be Flushed

Yes, unfortunately contact lenses need to go in the trash. They should not be washed down the sink or flushed down the toilet! The packaging, however, can usually be recycled.

Research showed that one in five contact lenses users throws them into the sink or toilet. They float through the wastewater system and rather than degrading, they tear into smaller and smaller pieces. They settle into the sewage, and make their way into rivers, lakes, and the ocean. They contribute a load of at least 20,000 kilograms per year of waste.

Contact lenses are sometimes essential for people’s daily functioning, so they’re not as easy to cut out as plastic bags or straws. Until we can find a better solution, they need to be discarded properly to avoid pollution.

Do you flush your contact lenses? Here’s why you should stop

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The Cost of Cheap Glasses/Contacts

Great little video on the real value of glasses and contact lenses by Canadian Association of Optometry Students! Poor fit of contact lenses is not always obvious when they “feel ok” on your eyes. That’s why it’s important to get them properly fitted by a licensed professional. It only takes one bad incident to cause permanent vision loss.
Good job CAOS! 😊

What is your vision worth?

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Circle Lenses

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Looking for circle lenses? 👁 We have them in Whitby and Brooklin! Call (905)666-4848 to book a fitting
Can you tell which eye Dr Lee has the lens in? 👀 It’s a very subtle pop without being too obvious

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