Catalogue Number: 1427
The technique of prescribing 'Thomas Multiband Microlenses'
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: THOMAS Penrhyn F
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1956
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: North Sydney
Publisher/Manufacturer: Corneal Lens Corporation Pty Ltd
Description Of Item: Red cloth cover, 62 pages carbon copy typescript, 30 figures in text
Historical Significance: Penrhyn Thomas BSc Opt Sc FAAO FIO was a Sydney optometrist, who qualified in optometry at the Sydney Technical College and was one of the pioneers of contact lens practice in Australia. He designed, produced and marketed his own lens designs and taught many optometrists how to fit contact lenses from the 1950s to the 1970s. This is an early text book on contact lenses. See also Obrig 1942 (# 95), Dickinson 1946 (#176), Bier 1953 (#494), Mandell 1965 (# 507, Thomas 1960? (#558), Anderson 1944 (#575). See other items relating to Penrhyn Thomas Cat No 558, 581 and 1301.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note