Contact Lens Recycling

Healthy Vision: Advanced Eyecare

As the saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul. There is a need, therefore, to give your eyes the optimal level of care. At Advanced Eyecare, we give Blue Springs, Raytown, and Raymore, MO, a variety of optical services including designer frames, eyeglasses, eye treatment, and surgeries. 

What Happens When You're Done with a Pair of Disposable Contacts?

Advanced Eyecare provides advanced testing methods and treatments. These include eye surgery co-management, LipiScan testing for dry eye treatment, visual field testing, Fundus photography, and digital imaging. They also participate in clinical eye care and condition diagnosis advancement studies. 

Common Conditions Treated at Advanced Eyecare

Myopia and Hyperopia – These are conditions of nearsightedness and farsightedness respectively.

Diabetes Retinopathy – This is a condition that affects the eyes' retina, caused by blood vessel damage as a result of uncontrolled diabetes. 

Macular Degeneration – This condition is related to old age and causes blurred or reduced vision as a result of macula damage.

Astigmatism This condition where the eye's lens or the cornea has an imperfect curvature, causing a blurry vision at all distances.

Cataracts – This is a condition that causes clouding of the eye’s natural lens, and causes vision loss in older adults over 40 years.

Dry Eye Syndrome – This is a condition that is caused by chronic lack of sufficient moisture and lubrication of the eye, causing eye strain and redness, pain, itching, and burning in the eyes.

Glaucoma – This a disease that damages the optic nerve that is vital for good vision, and can cause total blindness if left untreated.

3 Optical Services Provided in Advanced Eyecare Centers

1. Eye Examination The need for glasses or contacts is determined through eye examination, where optometrists use specialized microscopes to examine both the outside and the inside of the eye.

2. Contact Lens Exams – During this exam, the eye doctor determines the strength of contacts that suits you and the dimensions of your eyes. There are also specialty contact lenses like scleral lenses, gas permeable lenses, and corneal reshaping lenses available.

3. Eyeglass Exams – During an eye exam, eyeglasses prescription is also determined. A pair of eyeglasses is always recommended even if you have contacts. Opticians help you pick a frame that best suits your face and your needs.

Contact Lens Recycling by Advanced Eyecare

Research shows that most contact wearers end up flushing their lenses down the toilet, even though they are not biodegradable and are harmful to the environment. To help combat this, Advanced Eyecare has partnered with TerraCycle to recycle contact lenses.

We encourage patients to store their used contact lenses in a container or bag. When the container is filled, bring it to any of our offices. We will ship it to TerraCycle, who turns the used lenses into useful products like park benches and picnic tables. For more information on contact lens recycling, please contact us at (816)353-1872.

Conclusion

Advanced Eyecare has been offering exceptional family eye care since 1950. Our technicians, opticians, optometrists, and all other staff members at Advanced Eyecare Centers are highly trained, compassionate, and dedicated to offering you outstanding vision service. Schedule an appointment with us today in any of our three centers: Advanced Eyecare in Raytown, Advanced Eyecare South in Raymore, and Blue Springs Optical in Blue Springs.

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Advanced Eyecare Raytown

Mon:

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tue - Thu:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fri:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sun:

Closed

Advanced Eyecare South

Mon, Tue, Thu:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, Sunday:

Closed

Fri:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blue Springs Optical

Mon - Thu:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fri:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed