Recycle all brands of contact lenses and blister packs with the Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Free Recycling Program.
Recycling technology now allows us to recycle microplastics such as contact lenses and the blister packs used for packaging them. In efforts to reduce our impact on the environment, Shirley Eye Care has joined the Bausch +Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program through TerraCycle. The process is simple…fill a container at home with your used contacts and their blister packs, then drop off at Shirley Eye Care for recycling. We welcome anyone to bring their contact lens waste to our office for recycling.
Frequently asked questions about contact lens recycling.
1. What is acceptable waste through the B+L ONE by ONE Recycling Program?
Any brand of used contact lenses
Opened blister packs and the top foil from any brand of contact lens packaging
2. What is not acceptable waste?
Unopened contact lens packaging
Outer brand cardboard packaging boxes. These can be recycled through regular municipal recycling.
Contact lens cases
Eye drops bottles
3. What can be used to collect contact lens waste at home?
Plastic bags, bottles or any cardboard box can be used for home contact lens waste collection.
Convenient, reusable boxes are also available at our office for home use.
4. Is this program only available to Shirley Eye Care patients?
No. We are committed to doing our part to protect the environment. We are the only locally recognized drop off site for contact lens waste. We welcome any community member to bring their contact lens waste to our office for recycling.