Every year countless contact lenses and pieces of blister packaging end up in landfill sites across the UK.
The ACUVUE® Contact Lens Recycle Programme allows us to recycle your contact lenses and blister packaging, preventing them from ending up in landfill.
Not only are you helping the environment, but the waste you recycle with us also helps our nominated charity, Twenty Twenty, who receive a donation from Terracycle dependant on how much we send them.
We can also recycle your old spectacles through Vision Aid Overseas – please drop them off at reception.
The more you recycle, the more money we raise for Twenty Twenty
Simmons Optometrists have chosen to support TwentyTwenty. They are a charity who run programmes in Leicestershire and Derbyshire to support young people who have grown up in homes where poverty,violence and neglect have challenged their expectations from the very start.
Their mission is to help these local young people become independent, healthy, aspirational citizens who have the skills and wherewithal to hold down secure and progressive jobs.
But first Twenty Twenty have to break down the barriers these young people have to learning, through intensive pastoral support, coaching and counselling, enabling them to gain the confidence and skills they need to enter the job market. They engage them in maths, English and IT, help them write good CVs and develop excellent interview skills plus arranging two weeks of relevant work experience for each one.
To find out more view this video https://vimeo.com/252359568.