At Arlo Wolf, we understand how important sustainability is within the eyewear industry, for our future and for the planet. Although glasses are a necessity for many, and they’re often considered a much more eco-friendly alternative to contact lenses, some have raised questions around their sustainability for the long term.
1 billion people around the world require corrective glasses, but that doesn’t mean buying new glasses has to be unsustainable and bad for the environment.
We’re only just getting started, but we believe these steps offer a more sustainable way to tackle the world’s vision problems. Here’s how you can get involved.
Donate your old glasses with Sight2Save
As a corporate sponsor of the international eye charity Sight2Save, we’re proud to offer prescription glasses to those in need. The UK-based eye charity has a mission to eliminate preventable blindness worldwide. Since 2015, they’ve been helping to improve eye health in developing countries such as Morocco, India, Nepal, Kenya and Tanzania.
If you have any old frames that you can no longer make use of, you can send them to us and we’ll work with the charity to ensure they are recycled and passed on to someone who needs them, instead of ending up in a landfill. Get in touch for more information.
Introducing our glasses reglazing in the UK
Reglazing is a popular choice for many who require a new prescription or replacement lenses. Our glasses reglazing service allows you to simply have the lenses of your existing frames replaced instead of purchasing a brand new pair. Reusing your old frames is a great way to own your very own pair of eco glasses.
Maybe you have a favourite pair of frames that you’re just not ready to part with, or maybe you’re just trying to do your bit for the environment. Either way, this sustainable approach is really simple to get started with.
We can reglaze any make or model of glasses at Arlo Wolf. They don’t have to be Arlo Wolf frames specifically – although we’ll take care of those too, of course!
How do I reglaze my glasses?
If you’re sold on the concept of reglazing, getting started is easy. Simply fill out a contact form to enquire and we’ll send over a quote based on your frames and your prescription. Our prices start at just £30. Book your glasses reglazing online today. Once you’ve paid via a secure payment link, we’ll send you a pre-paid postage label so you can send your glasses to us without paying any Post Office fees. It really is that simple.
Eco-friendly, recyclable packaging
We understand that, from time to time, you might need to buy a new pair of glasses frames. If you are buying brand new glasses from Arlo Wolf, rest assured we’ve been working hard over recent weeks to secure eco-friendly mailing bags.
In fact, over the coming weeks, our try before you buy customers will notice their trial sets will arrive in brand new eco mailing bags. These eco mailing bags are produced from sugar cane (the greenest material on the market) and are fully recyclable, helping us reduce our carbon footprint.
If you have any further questions about our approach to sustainability, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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