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You can feel good about wearing ACUVUE® contact lenses

As we make lenses that help you see the world around you more clearly, we also strive to make sure that it's a world worth seeing. To do this, we focus on three main areas. Together, they're our sustainability commitments.

Our Sustainability Commitments

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Tackling Waste

Tackling Waste

We're constantly working to reduce the amount of waste we create. Take a look at some of what we've accomplished to date.

Reduction in plastic usage by 12.7 tons per year1

A big impact has been created by removing plastic pouches for ACUVUE® delivery notices in Europe.

Recycling of 89% of raw materials1,2

By recycling on location at our manufacturing sites, less ends up in the waste stream.

Over 15 million lenses, blister packs and foils recycled3

We're excited to have partnered with TerraCycle® on the ACUVUE® contact lens recycling programme in the UK.

How can I recycle my contact lenses?

You can recycle the outer boxes, instruction guides, reusable containers and solution bottles in your recycling bin. For the blister packs, foils and contact lenses, ACUVUE®, in partnership with TerraCycle® and our partner Opticians, provides the solution.

If you're wondering how to recycle contact lenses, here's how:

  1. Collect your contact lens waste at home.
  2. Drop it off at your nearest participating Optician’s practice in our specially marked recycling boxes – it’s that easy!

Click here to find your nearest drop off location.

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Considering Climate

Considering Climate

We all live on the same planet together, and climate change is a problem we must solve together. In our production, packaging, and even the way we operate our business, we seek to reduce our carbon footprint.

Our carbon commitment

Through our current renewable and energy efficient initiatives, we're saving 48,000 tons of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to removing more than 10,000 cars from the road.**4 But it doesn't stop there.

By 2030, we're planning to achieve carbon neutrality in all our operations.

Spotlight of our current efforts

100% renewable electricity used to produce ACUVUE® contact lenses1

We use wind power at our production site in Limerick, Ireland2 and solar power in Jacksonville, Florida.2

Continuous Certification of ISO50001 Standard

For our energy management systems—including policies, targets improvements and use of data.***

2021 LEED Award

We received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Award for our Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Central Utility Plant in Jacksonville, Florida.5

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Protecting the Natural World

Protecting the Natural World

It's our responsibility to minimise our impact on the planet. We're working hard to limit our use of natural resources and find ways to protect the environment through things like reducing water usage in our manufacturing and encourage contact lens wearers to recycle contact lens waste.

Spotlight of our current efforts

57 tons of paper saved annually7

We reduced the paper used in our ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day contact lens (90 pack) packaging by 60% (for products manufactured in the USA).7

Get started with ACUVUE® contact lenses

Try ACUVUE® for free*

Start your free* trial of ACUVUE® contact lenses today.

Find an Optician

Locate an Optician near you where you can get fitted with ACUVUE® contact lenses.

Got Questions?

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**CO2 savings are based on engineering estimates completed at the time the projects were approved. Equivalency calculation was completed using US EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

***JJ Campus Ireland ISO50001 Re-Certification, JJ Campus Ireland ISO50001 Certification.

****PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, SFI - Sustainable Forestry Initiative, FSC - Forest Stewardship Council.

1. JJV Data on File 2020. Sustainability Statistics for ACUVUE® Contact Lens Manufacturing.

2. Annual waste data from Limerick + Jacksonville referenced in Curve database through EHS departments at each manufacturing site.

3. JJV Data on File 2024. ACUVUE® Contact Lens Recycling Scheme Monthly Statistics as supplied by recycling partner TerraCycle®

4. JJV Data on File 2022. Data Substantiation for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects at US and Ireland ACUVUE® Contact Lens Manufacturing Facilities.

5. JJV data on file 2022. LEED Certification.

6. JJV Data on File 2022. Data Substantiation for Paper Packaging Certification Claim.

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All ACUVUE® contact lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your optician.

*T&Cs apply: 1 trial per person. 18+. Professional consultation and fitting fees may apply and are not included. Subject to Optician approval. Participating Opticians only. For full terms and conditions see here.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Contact Lenses can be used for vision correction. An Eye Care Professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and instructions on proper lens care. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, any eye disease or systemic disease, that may affect the eye, or if you are allergic to any ingredients. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems, remove the lens and contact your Eye Care Professional immediately. For more information, including warnings and precautions, carefully read the Instructions for Use.



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