Acuvue Disposable Contact Lenses Box

Catalogue Number: 2432
Acuvue Disposable Contact Lenses Box
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Vistakon
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1990
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: Unopened cardboard box 68 x 37 x 40 mm with ACUVUE Contact Lenses and Johnson & Johnson on the top and front faces, one end has words Acuvue (etafilcon A) Contact Lenses, Visibility Tint, Unlawful to dispense without prescription and lens parameters (BC, Dia, Power, Exp date 06/99)The other end Right lens and Left lens to the right of a check box. The bottom face has the words Follow the replacement schedule recommended by your eyecare professional and Lens#1 through to Lens#6 in two columns. The back face has a label with a bar code and batch number affixed and VISTAKON, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Products 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. Please recycle Made in USA. Box contains 6 contact lenses in separate blister packs
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. In 1989 plus lenses to +4.00D were added. The daily wear two weekly replacement modality was introduced later. Originally packaged in plastic boxes, (See Cat. No. 2433 ), the smaller cardboard box of this example was 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 Karingal Optical
Condition: Good. Rear label slightly yellowed
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 2

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