What to Do With Your Old Glasses After Your Nike Glasses Purchase

If you have seen the awesome Nike prescription glasses options out there, it is highly likely you are eager to get your hands on a pair. However, making a new glasses purchase always leaves customers wondering what to do with their old eyewear. It doesn’t seem right to throw something so useful in the garbage, but at the same time, you can’t exactly sell such items.

Nike 8130 416 Satin Navy Racer Blue Frame Satin Navy Racer Blue Lens Angled Side Left
Nike 8130 416 Satin Navy Racer Blue Frame Satin Navy Racer Blue Lens Angled Side Left


Fortunately, there are other ways to get rid of old prescription glasses. Many of these options are great for showing you care for the earth, and some even help those in need.

So how can you ensure your old glasses are being used in the best way possible? Try the options below:

Put Them Away

While it may seem silly to put something as valuable as a pair of glasses away in a drawer, it is also a good idea to have a backup plan should your new glasses break. Therefore, if you don’t already have a second pair of eyeglasses, you may just want to put your old pair away for future use.

Help Others

There are a few different charities that take eyeglasses donations. One of the most popular is the Lions Club. This charity collects glasses in boxes, which are usually placed throughout the community in places such as libraries and community centers. The glasses placed in these boxes go to needy people all over the world in order to help them see and succeed.


Glasses can be recycled just like most other household recyclables. Simply pop out the glass lenses and place them in a glass-specific recycling bin. Metal and plastic frames can also be recycled. Put them in an appropriate bin, and go about your day knowing you sent your glasses off to the right place.


If recycling and donating aren’t options in your community, you might just consider upcycling your old eyewear. There are several options when it comes to reusing eyeglasses. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Play dress up — Pop the lenses out of your glasses and use them as a costume piece. They are the perfect addition to a child’s dress-up bin or an elaborate Halloween costume. They could also be a great piece to put in a local community theater’s costume closet.
  • Create art — Old eyeglasses can be used in artwork of all types. Sculptors and snowman builders can use them as accessories for their works, and painters can add them to a canvas for a nice 3D effect.
  • Make Jewelry — Pop the lenses out of your glasses and glue small pieces of art to the back of them. This makes a really neat fisheye effect, and with a bit of mod podge, this homemade jewelry can be made waterproof. Attach the lenses to a chain for a cool necklace that you are sure to get compliments on.

Of course, these are just a few of the upcycling ideas out there. Get creative and see what other options you can come up with! We are sure you will think of something awesome.

With all of these fantastic options for ensuring your old glasses are being put to good use, you can feel free to purchase your dream Nike glasses without ever wondering where your old ones should go. Not only will this leave you looking better than ever, it will also help your confidence soar, something we could all use a bit more of.

Are you ready to take the plunge and purchase the best glasses you’ve ever owned? Please have a look around our site and contact us today with questions on our huge collection. We would be happy to help you find the perfect glasses for you!

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