Research in America has highlighted the problem caused to the environment by the inappropriate disposal of contact lenses. They found that 20% of people who use disposable lenses flush their old lenses down the sink or toilet from where they find their way into the water system. As much as 10 tonnes in the USA alone are flushed into water treatment plants from where they are broken down to micro plastics which eventually end up in our rivers and oceans with serious consequences for life in those habitats.

If you do wear contact lenses please follow the advice that we have given for safe and responsible disposable at the appropriate intervals.