Mississauga ophthalmologists now offer to recycle contact lenses

ByMartha R. Camara

Aug 12, 2021

By Steve Pecar

Published on August 12, 2021 at 8:37 p.m.

Mississauga eye doctors try to do their part for the environment by reducing waste and keeping otherwise non-recyclable disposable contact lenses and their packaging out of the landfill.

As part of the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts recycling program, consumers are encouraged to bring all brands of disposable contact lenses and their blister packaging to participating eye doctors for recycling.

“Contact lenses are one of the forgotten waste streams that are often overlooked due to their size and mundaneness in today’s society,” said Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle.

TerraCycle is a waste management company that partners with leading consumer products companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packaging.

“Programs like the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts Recycling Program allow ophthalmologists to work within their communities and play an active role in preserving the environment beyond what their local municipal recycling programs are able to provide,” Szaky continued. “In creating this recycling initiative, our goal was to provide an opportunity where entire communities can collect waste alongside a national network of public collection points, all with the unified goal of increasing the number of recycled contact materials and their associated packaging, thereby reducing their impact on landfills.

Below is a list of local ophthalmologists participating in the program:

  • Dr. Lisa Lo Optometrist, L5R 3E7 Mississauga 30 Eglinton Avenue West, Unit 9
  • Queen Show Streetsville, L5M1L4 Mississauga 201 Queen Street S.
  • Vision Center at Trelawny, L5N 6S3 Mississauga 3899 Trelawny Circle, Unit 6
  • VIP Optical, L5A3Y1 Mississauga 377 Burnhamthrope Rd. E.
  • Osmond Optical, L5C4P3 Mississauga Unit 23 E&F-1177 Central Parkway W.
  • Meadowvale Optometry, L5L3T8 Mississauga 6956 Financial Dr.
  • Dr. A. Kara & Associates, L5N 2W7 Mississauga 6975 Meadowvale Downtown Circle
  • Dr. K. Fong, Dr. M. Chiu & Associates, L5B 2C9 Mississauga 100 City Center Dr.
  • Erin Mills Eye Examination Clinic, L5M 4Z5 Mississauga 5100 Erin Mills Pkwy.
  • IGO Optometrist, L5W 1X1 Mississauga 735 Twain Ave.
  • Sheridan Eye Clinic, L5K 1T9 Mississauga 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy.
  • Trillium Eye Care, L5G 1H9 Mississauga 515 Lakeshore Rd. E.
  • FYiDoctors Mississauga-Port Credit, L5H 1G6 Mississauga 228 Lakeshore R.W, Suite 6

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