Catalogue Number: 2436
Precision UV trial contact lens blisters
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Pilkington Barnes Hind, Sunnyvale California
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 2000
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Southampton, U.K.
Publisher/Manufacturer: Pilkington Barnes Hind, Sunnyvale California
Description Of Item: Two plastic blister packs 77 x 41 x 12 mm with the words Precision UV (vasurfilcon A) Contact Lens and lens parameters incuding expiry date of 07/96 (+7.00 lens), 05/98 (-4.50 lens) on the right section of the label and CONTENTS: Each lens package contains one STERILE contact lens immersed In buffered saline solution 26% vasurfilcon A, 74% water. CAUTION; FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS DISPENSING WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION, Lot , and PBH Pilkington Barnes Hind, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086 on the left section. A red label with the inscription Diagnostic Lens NOT FOR SALE in white lettering is affixed to the main label. One blister in gallery display.
Historical Significance: Precision UV was a monthly disposable, daily wear lens with a high water content (74%) introduced by Pilkington Barnes Hind (PBH) in 1993 to replace the Calendar lens which was a similar lens but supplied in vials. An ultraviolet block was added to make Precison UV the first monthly disposable with a UV filter. PBH was acquired by Wesley-Jessen in 1996 and later by Ciba Vision in 2000. Precision UV manufacture was then transferred to the USA from Southampton. Precison UV lenses were discontinued in
How Acquired: Donated by Karingal Optical
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16