Embody the change you want to see by recycling your contact lenses. Bausch + Lomb, in partnership with TerraCycle®, is offering you a program to recycle your contact lenses and their packaging.

How does it work?

Locate your nearest IRIS location and bring your contact lenses and blister packs for recycling.

What items are accepted?

All brands of contact lenses and blister packs can be recycled through this program.

What are the guidelines for recycling?

You must ensure that all liquids, such as lens solutions, have been disposed of. If you choose to rinse your product, make sure it is completely dry, as Bausch & Lomb's collection service does not accept wet packages.

What happens to our recycled contact lenses?

Upon receipt, the contact lenses and blister packs are sorted and cleaned. The metal layers of the blister packs are recycled separately, while the lenses and plastic components of the blister packs are melted down into plastic that can be remolded to create new products.

What types of products can be created from recycled contact lenses?

Contact lens waste is transformed into a wide variety of new plastic products, including benches, picnic tables, playground equipment and more. Stay tuned for the Every Lens Counts program to see what will be created from your waste! 

Why your participation is important?

Your participation in the Bausch + Lomb Every Lens Counts recycling program will benefit our environment by reducing the amount of waste going into landfills across the country.

As a contact lens wearer in Canada, this is your opportunity to do your part.