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First Sponsored Contact Lens Recycling Program of its Kind Collects More Than 7,000 lbs. of Waste

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, November 15, 2017 – Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, announces today, on America Recycles Day, that its exclusive ONE by ONE Recycling Program has recycled a combined total of more than one million used contact lenses, blister packs and top foils in less than one year since launch. The program, made possible through a collaboration with TerraCycle®, a world leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, has diverted more than 7,000 pounds of waste from landfills, and has helped create new post-consumer products.

Eye care professionals who are registered with the ONE by ONE Recycling Program are provided custom recycling bins for collection in the office.  As a result, patients can bring in their contact lens materials from home, and the practice can collect lenses used within the office. The items are sent to TerraCycle for proper recycling using a free shipping label by Bausch + Lomb. 

“We are proud of the significant impact the Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program has made in less than a year since its inception,” said John Ferris, vice president and general manager, U.S. Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb. “It is a reflection of our longstanding commitment to champion causes that not only raise awareness and engagement in sustainable eye care practices, but that also provide vision care for those who are in need.”

In addition to the ONE by ONE Program supporting environmental sustainability, for every pound of waste accepted, a $1 donation is made to Optometry Giving Sight, the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision by providing eye exams and glasses to those in need. 

“As an eye care professional, I look forward to my practice’s continued participation in the Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program and the ability to offer my patients this unique and environmentally responsible solution to contact lens waste management, especially as so many patients prefer the convenience of daily disposable contact lenses, such as Biotrue ONEday® daily disposable lenses,” said Gina Wesley, O.D., Complete Eye Care of Medina, MN.  

To learn more about the Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program and how to register for the program, visit

About Optometry Giving Sight
More than 600 million people worldwide are blind or vision impaired because they cannot access eye exams and correction. Optometry Giving Sight ( is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets uncorrected refractive error, funding projects that help train local professionals, establish sustainable vision centers and deliver eye care where it’s needed most.

About TerraCycle
Founded in 2001, TerraCycle, Inc., a world leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, ranging from used chip bags to coffee capsules to cigarette butts. The waste is collected through free, national, brand-funded recycling programs, as well as various consumer and government-funded models. The collected waste is reused, upcycled or recycled into a variety of affordable, sustainable consumer products and industrial applications. Each year, across 20 countries, TerraCycle collects and repurposes billions of pieces of waste, donating millions of dollars to schools and charities in the process. To learn more about TerraCycle, please visit

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing and restoring people’s eyesight. Our core businesses include over-the-counter supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in more than 100 countries.

Biotrue is a trademark of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates.
TerraCycle is a trademark of TerraCycle Inc. All other product/brand names and/or logos are trademarks of the respective owners.
© 2017 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.



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