Bladen Eye Center is proud to announce that we are an Official ONE by ONE Recycling Center. According to Bausch & Lomb, the end-to-end trail of waste generated in one year from contact lens packaging could circle the Earth over 3 times! Bringing you contact lenses and their packaging to our office can have a significant impact on the amount of waste in the world. We accept the contact lenses, blister packs, and foil covering. The cardboard boxes your contacts come in will be accepted in regular municipal recycle.
Bring your used contacts and packaging into our office during normal business hours and we will take care of the rest! We will package and ship the contacts to Terra Cycle. By making a commitment to help preserve and improve the environment, for every qualifying shipment of 10 pounds or more, a $1/lb donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight.
Once we ship the used materials to their destination, the contact lenses and blister packs are separated by composition and cleaned. The metal layers of the blister packs are recycled separately, while the contact lenses and plastic blister pack components are melted into plastic that can be remolded to make recycled products.
We are so excited to make a difference in the environment and we encourage you to be a part of this!