Catalogue Number: 2453
Bausch & Lomb Toric Gold Medalist Trial Vials
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Rochester, New York.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1989 to 1992
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester, New York, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Description Of Item: Two vials capped with silver tops, labelled One Bausch & Lomb (hefilcon C) Gold Medalist Toric Visibility Tinted Diagnostic Contact Lens. 43% hefilcon C 57% water immersed in a sterile solution of 0.9% sodium chloride buffered with sodium bicarbonate. CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law prohibits dispensing without a prescription. Lens parameters Lot No. and Expiry dates of 04/2000 and 06/2000 are included on the labels.
Historical Significance: Bausch & Lomb Gold Medalist Toric lenses were introduced in the period (1988 to 1996) when Bausch & Lomb was one of ten world-wide sponsors of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games as a daily wear monthly disposable lens. Trial lenses were produced in two base curves (8.30 and 8.60) 0.00 cyl and axis of 000. Orientation of the trial lens was used to ascertain the closest axis specification to the patient's prescription. Blister packs were introduced later and a change in material to Lotrafilcn A was made in 1992. The lenses were renamed Soflens 66 in 1997 when Olympic sponsorship ceased(See Cat No. 2454)
How Acquired: Donated by Karingal Optical
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16