Simon Jones: All Eyes on Sustainability

Simon Jones

You’ve hopefully noticed adverts and recent editorial on Optician’s Eyes on Sustainability initiative and, in particular, its inaugural Sustainability Summit. If not, let me take a moment to outline what we’re doing in November and beyond. 

Eyes on Sustainability is a multi-channel initiative that’s aiming to be the definitive source of information and ideas on best practice so each segment of the optical industry can improve its green credentials in tandem with global aims of achieving net zero targets. 

The Eyes on Sustainability Summit at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh is a genuine world first for the industry. Nowhere before has the environmental impact of contact lenses, ophthalmic lens production, eyewear manufacturing and retail optics been the core focus at an in-person conference. Delegates have the opportunity to listen to, and grill, suppliers, be inspired by those at the forefront of change, and use the event as a building block for their own sustainability efforts. 

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