All of the sustainable practices that Shades Optical is doing:

  • I buy only 100% recycled copy paper.
  • We recycle all of our paper, boxes, glass, aluminum and plastic items.
  • We use a bottle cleaners and soap that are reused and refilled by a larger supply.
  • Our bags that we supply for our clients are 100% recycled paper or 100% plastic recycled.
  • All of our lights are energy efficient lighting.
  • We change our air filters every 30 days to improve the efficiently of the heating/cooling system.
  • Our Heating/Cooling system is on a timer to maintain the store at a comfortable level only during working hours.
  • Dr. Bill rides his bike to work most days saving on fuel and green house gases.
  • All of our edging equipment is set up with a purify that cleans the air only when used.
  • 90% of our equipment is turned off nightly to converse energy. Only the server is left on in "sleep" mode.
  • In the past year 75% of our communication with clients has been done by email. This is down for last year where 75% of our communication was done by paper.