In my search for more sustainable alternatives to plastic contact lens cases, I found almost nothing.
If plastic is God in the contact storage industry, than the bible is buy, use, dispose, repeat.
Glasce contact cases are a new take on the daily routine. Made from borosilicate glass, these cases are
robust, reusable, and sustainable.
Material specifications |
Glasce cases needed to be strong and have exemplary chemical and bacterial resistance. For this purpose Schott BK7 Crown Glass was chosen.
BK7 is used in high precision camera lenses, among other high-end usages, and is in the family of borosilicates.
This glass is fully non-pourous and dishwasher safe.
Ease of Use |
Glasce cases are designed to be practical. A set of case and cap are simple to open and close with one hand. The hope is that these cases will not only last forever, but will also increase
the life of your contacts by having the cleanest storage vessel each time they are soaked.
I will be donating 10% of the profits to a non-profit film documentary group called Project Conservation. Project Conservation was started by a group of wildlife biologists to bridge the gap between scientific publications and the general public, bring money to localized conservation efforts, and allow donors to see 100% of their donation go to the cause rather than overhead costs.
Currently, Project Conservation is focusing on raising funds for human-wildlife conflict in Nepal by allocating relief funding to local communities who have lost family members or livestock to predators, support orphans whose parents were killed by wildlife, and give donations to local conservation teams to allow them to survey and monitor wildlife.
Learn more at their website here.
International Orders |
Please contact me for orders outside of the United States or Europe and we can work something out!
Risks and challenges
From developing the initial concept of Glasce Cases to launching this Kickstarter, I have been working on this project for a little over a year. I formulated and improved the design of these cases over that year to make them as user friendly and easy to produce as possible. The design initially incorporated a way to make them water tight, but unfortunately due to such low order quantities, the water tight design was simply too expensive to produce. With more interest I hope to raise enough funds to make a fully water tight glass case come to life.
The main challenge facing this project will be timing of funding and manufacturing. The goal was originally to have the cases ready before the holiday season but the timing of receiving funding, manufacturing, and shipping to customers proved to be too tight of schedule. I was forced to push back the target shipping date to February of 2018. Although it will likely be sooner than February, I simply could not guarantee delivery by the holiday season. I hope that my timing won't deter you from getting an awesome product!
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