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    Earth Day gives ODs a chance to promote green patient habits


    The One by One recycling program allows for easy disposal of the waste associated with contact lens fitting in the office as well as the patient generated waste with the daily , bi-weekly or monthly use of the contact lenses.

    One by One encourages recycle efforts

    Another medical waste we incur daily is generated by our contact lens practices. This is in the shape of the boxes, blister packs, and the contact lenses themselves.

    Related: It’s not easy seeing green

    Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has launched the One by One recycling program. Partnering with TerraCycle, B+L is taking a nationwide effort to reduce and reuse by encouraging the recycling of contact lens packaging waste.

    In our practice, we have One by One recycling bins in each exam room, and we educate patients to bring in their contact lens waste to recycle (Figure 2).

    Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO
    Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, is the director of Dry Eye Center of PA and Wheatlyn Eye Care in Manchester, PA. Dr. O’Dell lectures ...


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