Acuvue Disposable Contact Lenses Plastic Box

Catalogue Number: 2433
Acuvue Disposable Contact Lenses Plastic Box
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Vistakon
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1987
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Vistakon, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Products Inc
Description Of Item: Empty white plastic box 72 x 85 x 41 mm with 'VISTAKON' and 'a Johnson & Johnson company' embossed on the top and face. The front has a label with the words Acuvue (etafilcon A) Contact Lenses, Johnson & Johnson, This label is not a prescription, Unlawful to dispense without prescription and lens Power, Exp date 04/95. The back face has a label with R and L check boxes. a bar code and lot number affixed and VISTAKON Inc. P.O. Box 10157, Jacksonville, FL 3224700157 Contents: Six sterile lenses immersed in buffered saline solution 42% polymer (etafilcon A) 58% water Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription
Historical Significance: Acuvue Contact Lenses were the first disposable contact lenses and launched in 1987 as a six day extended wear weekly replacement lens with a power range of minus lenses to -6.00D and presented in a plastic box containing 6 lenses. In 1989 plus lenses to +4.00D were added. The daily wear two weekly replacement modality was introduced later. Smaller cardboard boxes, (See Cat. No. 2432 ), were introduced in 1990 along with an increase in powers to -9.00D. Visitint was added in 1993, and UV filter and AV 'inside out' engravings in 1997. Vistakon was formed in 1982 by Michael Bay in Denmark using his new Stabilised Soft lens Moulding technique (SSM) and acquired as a division of Johnson & Johnson in 1983 to supplement and eventually supersede the Frontier Contact Lens business already owned.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 7/7/2014
Condition: Good. Rear label slightly yellowed
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 2

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