Let’s do more re-using and less re-buying! New lenses refresh the life of your glasses and help save the planet.
Every year, nearly 4 million pairs of unwanted glasses are discarded into landfills. It’s just another item that adds to the increasing waste across the world. There are lots of ways to be a more conscious consumer—like instead of buying something new and discarding it when you’re done, consider giving it an extended life.
With glasses or sunglasses, if your prescription has changed or your lenses are a little beat-up or even if you’re a little bored of the style, you don’t have to throw them away. In fact, you can give those frames a whole new lease on life by easily replacing the lenses. It’s a smart choice for you and the planet. Here’s why…
It’s true. Replacing lenses instead of buying new glasses makes for a lighter impact on our earth’s limited material resources. It decreases the amount of mining for raw materials used in the production of millions of frames made every year.
If you haven’t noticed, good glasses or sunglasses ain’t cheap! So don’t be so quick to toss them just because the lenses got scratched or you lost a rubber part or you switched girlfriends. Keep that investment going by updating the lenses, you’ll thank us later.
The mining, shipping, forging, and manufacturing of products we enjoy all come with a heavy cost to the planet—carbon emissions. By extending the life of the things we own, it gives us less reason to buy something new and lessens the entire production cycle that damages the earth.
Putting new lenses in your glasses can save you a lot of money. Depending on your prescription, you could save more than 50% of the cost of a new set of frames just by replacing the lenses. This way you can keep your wallet fat and your updated frames can act as your “I’m-savvy-and-helped-save-the-planet” badge.
It might not seem like a big deal, but there are small actions that we can all do that make a difference. if we collectively spend more effort into looking at how items can be re-used instead of re-bought, we can make a bigger difference to the planet and our pocketbooks.
It’s easy to replace lenses with Revant, we always offer:
- A guaranteed fit
- Free shipping on orders over $50
- A 60-day free return policy