Recycling in the frame

14 December 2022|Advertisement, Community News| Off Comments off on Recycling in the frame|

HAVE you been putting off updating your glasses because of financial stresses or a lack of recycling options for your old frames? Now is the time to check out the recycling campaign at Eyelines Glenorchy.

The Eyelines Glenorchy recycling campaign allows members of the community to recycle their old glasses, and in return receive $100 off their next eyewear purchase.

Every pair of glasses donated in store will be collected by the Lions Club and sent off to different depots where they are cleaned and repaired before being distributed to people in need.

“Sometimes people are reluctant to update their glasses because of financial restraints and the potential environmental impacts they will have on landfill,” Eyelines Regional Manager Tasmania Brigitte Schroeder said.

“This campaign gives people in the Glenorchy community certainty about where their glasses are going and the benefits it will make to another person’s life.”

Eyelines optometrist Jade Gilmore has been servicing the Glenorchy community for more than ten years and has seen the benefits of preventative eye health.

“A standard eye health examination can pick up a number of systemic health conditions including diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol,” she said.

“If we can step in at an early stage and pick up an eye disease or a systemic condition, we can help to prevent future health complications.

“Prevention is the key, so if we can prevent eye diseases it will mean we can prevent further costs and challenges for people in the future.”

Eyelines Glenorchy offers comprehensive eye examinations, ranging from standard eye tests and diabetic examinations through to contact lens consultations.

“If you can see, you have independence and mobility,” Jade said.

“If someone loses their vision it could impact their work, family life and mental health. The knock- on effects can be drastic.

“Eyesight is our most important sense, so it is so important to care for our eyes and prioritise good eye health.

“Eyelines Glenorchy wants to welcome the broader community into the Glenorchy store to talk through the different options that are available.

“As an optometrist we are not just taking care of someone’s eye health; we are taking care of someone’s overall health.”

To find out more about the recycling campaign at Eyelines Glenorchy or to book in an eye examination visit the team in store at 379 Main Road Glenorchy or phone 6272 3555.

*Terms & Conditions apply. See instore for details.

Enjoy this story? Share it!

About the Author: Glenorchy Gazette

The Glenorchy Gazette is your monthly community newspaper, reaching over 24,000 homes and businesses in the Glenorchy municipality. It is the product of Nicolas Turner, Justine Brazil, Ben Hope, Simon Andrews, Tobias Hinds and guest contributors, with support from advertisers.

What’s new?

Go to Top