Those who wear contact lenses know they have to keep their lens case clean. But The American Optometric Association recommends that contact lens wearers completely replace their contact lens case every three months. So, that means you’ll go through at least four cases in a year.
But why toss them out? There are plenty of ways you can upcycle those tiny little cases and find brand new uses for them.
Here are 15 genius uses for contact lens cases:
1) Tiny Parts
Make sure you never lose super tiny things like microchips or other little parts by keeping them safe inside a contact lens case that you can label with a Sharpie marker.
Use a contact lens case to store pills in when you’re traveling or want an extra stash in your purse without the extra bulk.
3) Store Fake Eyelashes
Contact lens cases are perfect for storing fake eyelashes because of their curved shape.
4) Makeup Holder
If you don’t want to lug all of your makeup bottles with you, you can put a little bit of your makeup in contact lens case to get rid of the bulk. This also works great if your makeup breaks and you don’t want to waste it.
5) Jewelry Holder
Keep your small earrings and rings safe when you’re traveling by putting them into a contact lens case.
6) Shot of Mouthwash
Always be prepared for bad breath by keeping a stash of mouthwash in an old contact lens case. It holds about a teaspoon of mouthwash on each side.
7) Earbud Protector
Turn an old contact lens case into a case for your earbuds. This will prevent them from getting tangled and will help them last longer. Learn how to make one here.
8) Spices or Condiments
Place spices or condiments inside a contact lens case when you go camping, eat lunch at work or go on a trip.
9) Earplug Case
Place your earplugs inside a contact lens case for safe keeping. This will help them from drying out, getting covered in lint, and getting lost.
Your under-eye cream jar can be pretty large and no one wants to toss that in their purse or have to find a spot for it in their overnight bag. Just put a little bit of lotion inside a contact lens case and you can take your creams and lotions anywhere you go.
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