Why Get Involved in Eyeglass Recycling?
The World Health Organization estimates that 120 million are visually impaired because of uncorrected refractive errors (far and near sightedness). Refractive errors can be easily diagnosed, measured and corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Yet, millions of people lack access to these basic services.
Participation in the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program can raise your club’s visibility and provide your fellow Lions and Leos with a team project that is both easy and rewarding. The donated eyeglasses collected by your club can help improve the quality of life for children and adults living in low and middle income communities around the world. Many will experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to lead productive working lives, support their families, attend school and advance their education.
We have their collection box in our office.
More About Disposable Soft Contact Lens Recycling Program
This disposable soft contact lens (SCL) recycle program was launched by Bausch & Lomb, the BioTrue OneDay and Ultra SCL vendor.
The disposable SCL blister packs that contain the SCLs are made of a plastic body with a peel away foil top. In the USA even if you place the used blister packs in our Recycle garbage cans, these blister packs are not recycled. They are normally separated out and go to the garbage dumps.
Bausch & Lomb has partnered with Teracycle to recycle these blister packs. Bausch & Lomb and Teracycle will recycle ALL Brands of foil packs. They will recycle Vistakon, Alcon, Coopervision and any company’s blister pack in addition to their own Bausch & Lomb blister packs.
Keep Our Environment Cleaner
Visit Folkman Eye Clinic with your blister packs from disposable contact lenses, and we’ll keep our environment clean together.
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Bausch & Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program
Standard recycling in the USA does not recycle the whole blister pack. Our recycling services recycles the entire blister pack.
The Bausch & Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program allows used contact lenses and packaging to be recycled properly, with the goal of reducing landfill waste associated with contact lenses
Bausch & Lomb have partnered with TerraCycle to create a free recycling program that wil recycle ALL brandsof blister packs, including Vistakon, Alon, Coopervision and any other company blister pack besides their own Bausch & Lomb blister packs.
We would like to encourage our patients to drop off their used blister packs in our BioTrue recycling box.