Eco-Friendly Optic Nerve Eyewear
Here at Optic Nerve Eyewear we believe it's the little things that matter most. And we should know...We're the little guys ourselves! In a sea of sunglass companies, we have seen first hand just how ONE small change can make a big difference. Being independent means doing things our own way and putting things we care about first, like our planet, and you. We know that in order to continue to enjoy the things we love outdoors, we must first do our part to protect it. As part of our commitment to you (and our planet), we're making small changes every day to better serve our environment. Check back regularly to see what new and exciting ways we're doing our part for Mother Earth!
Did you know that Americans use 100 billion bags a year, which requires 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture? According to Waste Management, only 1 percent of these bags are returned for recycling. That means that the average family only recycles 15 bags a year; the rest end up in landfills or as litter. Ouch.
We realized our ONE polybags were a part of the problem and acted quickly to make a change. Now, all our sunglass shipping polybags are made from biodegradable materials.
The Sunglass Company Powered by the Sun
Our home is lucky enough to get 300 days of sunshine a year, so it seemed only natural to take advantage of Colorado's record UV rays! Our headquarters in Wheat Ridge, CO uses 10K photovoltaic solar panels for both our warehouse and corporate office spaces to help reduce our footprint & dependency on non-renewable resources.
But we don't stop there! We also buy carbon offsets, which helps reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and supports local Colorado wind farms in the process. From concept to completion, we are taking steps to make this planet a healthier planet, every single day.
100% Forest Service Certified Natural Wood
In 2022 we're proud to introduce a brand new range of active lifestyle sunglasses with frames made entirely from 100% Forest Stewardship Council Certified Natural Wood. These frames feel incredible, look stunning, and help us further our commitment to the environment. Shop Here!
Our Eco-Friendly Castor Bean Resin
All Optic Nerve Performance frames are made from the renewable G850 Nylon Castor Bean Resin. Learn more about the process below!