Sustainability in Optometry

October 15, 2021




Sustainability has become a part of their daily life and businesses. Eye doctors aren’t immune from this necessary trend. Optometrists are bringing green habits into their healthcare offices. Those that choose to embrace sustainability have found that it’s good for the planet, their practice, and their patients.

Why are sustainable practices important in eye care? And how can you make your office more eco-friendly?

Join us on the ECP Viewpoints podcast, hosted by vision care expert, Dr. Jennifer Polompi. Today’s guests are Dr. Michael Koditek and Dr. Shane Foster. They are leading the way in eco-friendly eye care. They share their personal experiences and practical tips on how practitioners can embrace sustainability in their day-to-day operations while supporting meaningful conversations with patients who share these values.

In our chat, we’ll talk about:

1. How Dr. Koditek and Dr. Foster made their practices more eco-friendly.
2. The easy ways you can make your office greener.
3. How being eco-friendly can help you connect with patients.

Dr. Koditek says, “Going green can be as simple as recycling or using energy-saving lights. It’s good for the planet and our patients appreciate it.”

Dr. Michael Koditek and Dr. Shane Foster are eye doctors who care about the environment. Dr. Koditek’s Carbon Valley Eye Care office in Fredrick, Colorado, uses solar panels and LED lights. They even recycle contact lens cases! Dr. Foster’s office, Athens Eye Care, in Athens, Ohio is part of a community that loves to recycle. They even use authentic dishes to cut down on trash. They show us that sustainable choices are good for business and our planet. Join the conversation on Apple Podcast.

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