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Uses for Contact Lens Cases

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If you have contact lenses, you probably have several extra cases around. Don't just throw them out, find a creative way to reuse them. This is a guide about uses for contact lens cases.


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By 2 found this helpful
November 10, 2012

Those unused contacts cases that you have in the back of your drawer are great for a weekend trip when you just need a few meds or a couple pair of small earrings to take with you. Since the lids screw on, they are very secure, and they keep out moisture.


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May 21, 2015

I tried once to wear contacts. It was a valiant try but didn't work. This left me with a nice little moc croc lens case with nothing to put in it. Here are just a few things I am submitting, and a list of things I don't have to share in photos.




Antacids or other meds



  • Subway or toll tokens
  • Glucotabs (for low blood sugar)
  • Matches or lighter
  • A miniature sewing kit
  • Hair pins or clips

Can you think of some more?

Source: Just visiting a friend and needed a safe place for my bluetooth. Then it came to me all the other things this case was good for.


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July 8, 2008

Thoroughly clean an old contact lens cases to use for pill box. They keep a couple aspirin or other medications handy in purse or pocket. I also use them to store small brads and other tiny scrap booking items.

By Marty B. from Tell City IN

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By 0 found this helpful
September 5, 2006

It seems like I have more contact lens cases than I need and too many nearly empty tubes of lipstick. Rather than toss everything, I cleaned the contact lens cases well, then filled them with the leftover lipstick (using a toothpick to get the rest of the lipstick from the tube). The clear cases are the best, as I can tell what color lipstick is inside and the lipstick stays nice and clean.


By Jenny from Cyprus

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June 7, 20170 found this helpful

Earbuds are often small enough to fit in very tiny containers, even a contact lens case. This is a guide about using contact lens case as earbud headphones case.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 21, 2015

Can anyone think of a use for the little plastic cups my daily disposable contact lenses come in?



July 22, 20150 found this helpful

Beads, pills and such can be used. Another thing is the little containers they fit in can be used for so many things. Here is a link to one of my posts. I hope it helps. PBP

http://www.thri  t-Lens-Case.html

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July 23, 20150 found this helpful

My daughter uses her disposable lens cups at the sinks for rings and on her dressing table for earrings.

She also has made some really pretty little jewellery boxes and compartments using scrap fabrics and white glue to make lining for the cups - she sets the lined cups down in a upcycled (scrap fabric and more white glue:) margarine tub to make jewellery boxes.

She glues the cups down, cuts down a spare lid (more fabric, some padding, and more glue) so it will fit inside the tub with the padded part atop the bottom layer of cups, then glues more cups to that cut down spare lid - voila, two or more layers of storage!

She did one in scrap velvet for my older granddaughter's teacher Christmas gift and the teacher was really pleased with it.

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July 23, 20150 found this helpful

You can mix small amounts of essential oil with a carrier oil for personal use or perfumes!

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December 15, 20040 found this helpful

Tips for reusing the lens cups that come with disposable contact lenses. Post your ideas.


December 15, 20041 found this helpful

Don't throw away those individual plastic lens cups that disposable contact lens come in, they are ideal to use when crafting. Ideal for small amounts of paint. Or glue them to the bottom of a craft project for raised feet. Or use for sorting small bead sizes, etc.

By Syd

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June 3, 20060 found this helpful

I use them to hold a small amount of antibiotic (omoxycillin) mixed with a toner, witch hazel or alcohol, in efforts to control acne. Open a pill capsule, dump the powder and add the alcohol. I use a cotton swab to then apply the antiobiotic solution to affected areas. The contact lens cup is small and sealable and convenient for my purse.

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December 23, 20160 found this helpful

Fill the containers with petroleum jelly and keep in your purse for use on chapped lips.

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September 30, 2011

Is there anything I can do with old contact lens cases?

By diasap


October 1, 20110 found this helpful

Perhaps as a temporary "pill bottle" for carrying meds in your purse.

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October 3, 20110 found this helpful

They are also great for change for parking meters. If quarters don't work, dimes and nickles will.

Tums or generic ones I think fit, too, but I am not certain so try it and if it fits, you are set. I am never without mine so I use an old pill bottle so they stack up like Neco Candy. Works like a charm. Subway tokens might work, too.

Hope this helps.

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