At Sehome Eye Care, we believe in caring for our community. Not only does this mean investing in cutting edge technology and premium quality products, it also means leading through eco-friendly and sustainable business practices. Every decision we make is guided by what is best for our patients and what is best for our planet.
Sehome Eye Care has chosen to partner with ECO to bring you high quality frames made from recycled ocean plastics, packaged in all recycled materials and biodegradable bags. As with all of our frames, we stand behind our products, and they come with a guaranteed one year warranty. In addition, ECO works with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every ECO frame sold.
We have also chosen to highlight Toms eyewear, which invests ⅓ of their profits into projects like cash grants and partnerships with community organizations to drive sustainable change.
Visit our optical to check out our many environmentally and socially conscious frame lines.
Did you know that your contact lenses and their packaging materials are all recyclable? While they are too small to meet curbside recycling requirements, Sehome Eye Care has enacted a program to collect and recycle every part of your contacts. All you have to do is drop off your used contacts and packaging at our clinic, and we'll take care of the rest!
We are also proud to offer the first plastic neutral contact lens on the market! More than 95% of materials used in its production process — including 100% of the plastic generated — is recycled, and more than 95% of the plant’s electricity comes from renewable sources. In addition, the company funds the collection, processing, and reuse of general plastic waste in an amount equal to the weight of the plastic contained in the lenses and packaging. Stop on by to ask us more!
We know that even with sustainable business practices, the earth needs more. That's why we're delighted to give $1 for every pair of glasses sold to Whatcom Million Trees Project, a local nonprofit who is planting & protecting one-million trees within Whatcom County to counter climate change and biodiversity loss. WMTP has hands-on work parties, a diverse range of projects, and cool special events. They build hope and empowerment, enhance our community's resiliency, and increase the health and well-being of all local residents. Please check them out & get involved!
Designed by Karina K Studios and built by The Franklin Corporation, all of the wood you see in our clinic was obtained from locally salvaged logs that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill. We have chosen to partner with Green Leaf Forest Products, a local company that milled local, salvaged wood into the beautiful shelves, tables, and counters that you see in our clinic. “Some of our wood is flown out by helicopter, rescued from firewood piles, pulled out of the water, or just salvaged from wood that sawmills reject… All of our slabs are from Whatcom and Skagit counties. We inventory where they are from and can tell the story and location of each slab."
Shipping has an extraordinary impact on our environment. That is why we strive to keep our manufacturing process local. Our clinic boasts one of the few in office edging systems in Bellingham. This allows us to hand craft your glasses right in our clinic! Not only does this reduce our environmental impact, it also reduces the time required to make your glasses, and ensures that you receive top quality products.
Commercial and industrial practices are one of our society's major consumers of energy. As a result, we’ve chosen to partner with Puget Sound Energy to use 100% green, renewable energy from local sources.
Of course our commitment to sustainability goes beyond what we can write here. Come visit us to find out more!