Contact Lens Recycling

Why Waste When You Can Recycle? 

Our Blue Springs, Raymore, and Raytown eye doctors at Advanced Eyecare are proud to partner with TerraCycle to offer you the opportunity to recycle your contact lenses. TerraCycle is an organization that specializes in recycling odd materials in order to eliminate as much waste as possible. This innovative technology is making a great impact in reducing the waste of supplies that are most commonly thrown away to landfills. 

What Happens When You're Done with a Pair of Disposable Contacts?

Recycling Contact Lenses Benefit the Environment

A recent study has shown that many contact wearers flush their lenses down the toilet or sink, ending up in our oceans, lakes, and streams. Contacts are made to withstand harsh environments, meaning that they are not biodegradable. As such, contact lenses are harmful to the environment. You might be surprised to see how much space your contact lenses can take up once they start piling up.

Our eye doctors in Blue Springs, Raymore, and Raytown are excited to give you the option to recycle your contact lenses at our eye clinics. It turns out that contact lens recycling minimizes waste in landfills, oceans, streams, and many parts of the environment. As individuals, and collectively, we can all do our share and commit to recycling our contact lenses. 

So, how to go about it? The answer is fairly simple. Once you have used a pair of contact lenses, simply store them in an indicated bag or container. Once you have accumulated a satisfactory amount of contact lenses, bring your bag or container back to one of our offices. There, our eye doctors or staff members can ship the lenses to TerraCycle. TerraCycle can then use those materials and turn them into useful products, such as picnic tables, park benches, garden beds, and playgrounds.

Contact Lens Recycling at Advanced Eyecare

At Advanced Eyecare in Blue Springs, Raymore, and Raytown, our eye doctors are happy to provide you with professional and top-quality services for your eye care needs, and a place to drop off your contacts lenses. If you like more information about how you can recycle your contact lenses, feel free to contact us at (816) 353-1872. We look forward to see you drop off your contact lenses!

Recycling your contact lenses benefits everyone!

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