Catalogue Number: 2638
Hydrocurve 3 Toric Soft Contact Lens and Vial
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Pilkington Barnes-Hind
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1998
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: San Diego, California, USA or Southampton. UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Pilkington Barnes-Hind
Description Of Item: One vial of 22 mm diameter, 45 mm high with re-sealable plastic cap. Vial contains one clear toric soft contact lens. Label bears the words Hydrocurve 3 in blue on a brown background and in white, bufilconA 45%, Toric Contact Lens for Daily and Flexible Wear and PBH. Lens parameters (8.8/14.5/-3.00/-2.00x7) and expiry date (01/01) are printed in black.
Historical Significance: Pilkington Vision Care companies were acquired beginning in 1979 when the decision was made to expand into optical industry. The companies included Sola, Barnes-Hind, Revlon, Syntex and CSI. The Sola Barnes Hind (SBH) nomenclature preceded Pilkington Barnes Hind (PBH). This toric trial lens is a later one of those produced by Pilkington Barnes-Hind as it has the PBH logo on the label.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16