So you bought a pair of eyeglasses, but now you need to figure out what to do with your old ones. Maybe you use contacts, but you hate tossing them out.

What are you supposed to do with these things when your period of use for them has come to an end? If you're asking this question, you're not alone. In fact, lots of people wonder how best to get rid of their old eyeglasses and contact lenses.

In honor of Earth Day, here's everything you need to know about getting rid of your unneeded eye wear the responsible way: