Contact lens giant, Johnson & Johnson recently announced their recycling scheme. In a similar fashion to Matheson Optometrist, they have public collection points for lenses. Patients simply collect their lenses in a box at home and drop them off in practice. The foil seal, plastic blister case and soft contact lenses can all be kept together!
We are excited and proud to be pioneering the field with the environment in mind. You can drop off your used lenses at any of our practices.
The small pieces of plastic break up and pollute the environment, often when patients flush their lenses down the toilet. We wrote a blog post in more detail about this, which you can read here.
Let us know what you think of our recycling collections on our Facebook page!