Simply keep used contacts and blister packs in a recycling receptacle at home. Once it’s full, bring it to Gontarek Eye Care. We will collect all of this waste, package it up and send it to TerraCycle.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WASTE?
Once received at TerraCycle, the contact lenses and blister packs are separated by composition and cleaned. The metal layers of the blister packs are recycled separately, while the contact lenses and plastic blister pack components are melted into plastic that can be remolded to make recycled products.
If you have any questions about recycling your contact lenses or to schedule an eye appointment, please contact us at (757) 966-2206 or click here.
ABOUT OUR EYE CARE CLINIC
Since 2010, our eye doctors have provided families in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake with the best eye care possible. Our eye clinic is rooted in the philosophy of good old fashioned honesty and customer service – and our patients appreciate that. Our eye doctors and staff can provide a comprehensive eye examination, vision therapy, eye exams, glasses, contacts, co-management of surgical patients, and more.