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Call us eco-Seekers x Optometry focused on sustainability in Fitzroy

April 28, 2023

Seekers values are deeply embedded in our business and this is actualised through our Fitzroy practice. No action is too big or too small. To this end, Seekers Impacts is the program we have established to encompass our commitments to our community and environment. The scope of Seekers Impacts continues to increase, with an aim to meaningfully contribute to a reduction in waste associated with the optical industry, leading by example in sustainable practices in our Fitzroy practice. Not only this, we strive to make eyewear more accessible, promote greater awareness of eye health, provide a quarterly donation to charity and utilise our platforms to positively affect social and environmental goals.

We endeavour to make it easy for our clients to purchase with us confidently, knowing our practice is strongly focused on minimising the negative effects of optical waste, throughout all aspects of our practice. We also make it easy for our clients to reduce their waste after taking their glasses and contact lenses home.

Here are some of the ways we do this:

✓ Donate your unneeded frames - We’ve partnered with Lions Recycle for Sight, who provide refurbished quality spectacles to people in need in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia & Oceania. The program has delivered over 7 million pairs of frames to those who need them. 

✓ Seekers has teamed up with our amazing Parisian sustainable friends at AHLEM along with Terracycle in Australia. AHLEM provide plant-based cases to Seekers to transport their frames. We reuse these cases by supplying them to Seekers contact lens clients who can return the reusable case to Seekers with contact lens waste enclosed. This waste is completely recycled by Terracycle, stopping contact lens waste from going into the ground.

✓ Returning supplier boxes - Instead of recycling our cardboard from Hoya’s lens laboratory, we store and return the boxes so they can be used again and again.

✓ All of our master-crafted eyewear brands across Europe, Japan and the US use long-lasting materials in their products, specifically acetate (plant-based) that can be buffed and restored, unlike synthetic plastic.

✓ All Seekers printed products are supplied by Sustainable Print Co, who provide natural, eco-positive solutions to print needs and use Greenpower Energy to power their operations. You can read more about Sustainable Print Co here.

Sustainability isn’t just something we do because we should, it's our passion. We’re committed to building a healthy future for our clients and the earth, which has given so much to us.

If you would like to read more about our practices you can in our Environmental Sustainability Policy.

If you would like to book an appointment with us you can do that here.

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