How Laser Eye Surgery Reduces Plastic & Energy Waste
How Laser Eye Surgery Reduces Plastic & Energy Waste

How Laser Eye Surgery Reduces Plastic & Energy Waste

Laser Eye Surgery
John Bolger|

Here at My-iClinic, we are giving all of our laser patients a very special gift to go with your brand-new eyes on the completion of your surgery, a tree!

A gift to go with your new eyes - a tree!

Now why would we choose to gift you a tree you might be wondering, it seems quite abstract, however, keep reading and you will understand why this is not such a far-fetched idea.

Laser Eye Surgery On The Environment

When undergoing laser eye surgery, you may not realise that you are already making a positive difference to the environment. In a previous blog post, we spoke about how much plastic ends up in our oceans through the use of contact lens wear, roughly your own body weight in plastic every 10 years or so.

Laser eye surgery however uses only 80 grams of recyclable plastic and the treatment lasts forever! Now we want to take our impact on the environment a step further and this is where the gift of a tree comes in.

How It Works

A company named ‘ecotree’ has come up with a clever way of promoting sustainable forest management whilst also ensuring a return for all investors.

How it works is that we buy an existing tree at a set price and gift it to you, you, therefore, gain ownership of that tree. As the tree continues to grow it increases in value and once it reaches maturity it will be harvested and sold as a sustainable raw material.

Three more trees are then planted in its place and all of the revenue generated from the sale of the wood is returned to you. It’s a win-win!

Our world is in need of our help and as a company, we want to do our part in ensuring that our environments are preserved so that we still have a habitable planet for the generations to come.

Find out more about ecotree on their website

Our Top 7 Environmental Factors

Laser eye surgery has contributed to energy savings and reduced plastic consumption in various ways. Here are our top 7 facts:

1. Reduced Need for Prescription Glasses and Contact Lenses

Laser eye surgery aims to correct refractive vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. By undergoing successful laser eye surgery, individuals often experience improved vision without the need for prescription glasses or contact lenses. This reduction in the production and disposal of glasses and lenses helps in saving resources and reducing plastic waste.

2. Minimised Use of Plastic Packaging and Accessories

Glasses and contact lenses come with packaging materials, cases, cleaning solutions, and other accessories that contribute to plastic consumption. With laser eye surgery reducing the reliance on these products, there's a decrease in the demand for plastic packaging and associated items.

3. Decreased Energy Usage for Manufacturing

The production of glasses and contact lenses involves energy-intensive processes, including manufacturing, transportation, and distribution. By reducing the demand for these products through laser eye surgery, the energy used in their production and transportation is also reduced.

4. Long-Term Savings and Environmental Impact

While laser eye surgery requires energy for the procedure itself, the long-term savings in terms of reduced reliance on disposable eyewear and their associated environmental impact can outweigh the initial energy consumption. This contributes to a net reduction in overall energy usage and environmental footprint.

5. Fewer Medical Waste and Disposables

Surgical procedures generate some medical waste, including disposable items used during surgeries. Compared to traditional corrective eyewear, laser eye surgery generates relatively less medical waste due to reduced reliance on disposable materials.

6. Durability and Longevity

Laser eye surgery provides a more permanent solution to vision problems, potentially reducing the need for repeated interventions or replacements, as is the case with glasses and contact lenses. This durability further contributes to resource savings over time.

7. Research and Technological Advances

The field of laser eye surgery has also driven research and technological advances in medical optics and laser technology. These advancements have the potential to be applied to other medical procedures, leading to more efficient and eco-friendly medical interventions.


Join The Vision For A Greener Future With My-iClinic's Laser Eye Surgery!

Are you passionate about reducing plastic waste and conserving energy for a more sustainable world? Imagine a future where you not only achieve crystal-clear vision but also play a vital role in minimising environmental impact. It's time to take action and make a difference with My-iClinic's Laser Eye Surgery!

Why Choose Laser Eye Surgery for a Greener Tomorrow? By opting for laser eye surgery at My-iClinic, you're making a powerful choice that aligns with your environmental values. Here's how you can contribute:

Reduce Plastic Consumption: Say goodbye to disposable glasses and contact lenses. Laser eye surgery eliminates the need for these plastic-intensive products, significantly cutting down on plastic waste and packaging.

Save Energy: Traditional eyewear manufacturing and distribution processes consume substantial energy resources. By choosing laser eye surgery, you're making a direct impact on reducing energy consumption associated with the eyewear industry.

Embrace Long-Term Sustainability: Laser eye surgery offers a lasting solution. Experience improved vision without the constant need for replacements, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.

Lead the Way: By undergoing laser eye surgery, you're not only benefiting yourself but also inspiring others to consider sustainable choices for their healthcare needs. Be a trailblazer in the journey toward a greener world.

Experience Cutting-Edge Technology: My-iClinic is at the forefront of medical optics and laser technology. With a team of skilled professionals and state-of-the-art equipment, you can trust our commitment to providing safe, effective, and eco-conscious treatments.

Take Action Today: Schedule Your Consultation! Your journey towards clear vision and a greener planet starts now. Contact My-iClinic to schedule a consultation and learn more about how laser eye surgery can transform your life and make a positive impact on the environment.

Join the movement to reduce plastic waste, conserve energy, and champion sustainability with My-iClinic's Laser Eye Surgery. Let's see the world clearly while making a difference for generations to come. Your vision, our responsibility — for a brighter, greener future!

Find out more by Speaking to our team

0208 445 8877