Hanita UV E Soft Contact Lens Vials

Catalogue Number: 2637
Hanita UV E Soft Contact Lens Vials
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Community group: Hanita Kibbutz
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: North western Israel
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hanita Lenses
Description Of Item: Two metal capped vials 42 mm high and 22 mm diameter each containing a clear soft contact lens. The label is white with pink sections on which the lens parameters ( F/S, -3.00, 13.8) are printed. Other details are Lot No. and Expiry Date (07/94) Lens material is Etafilcon A (68% water)
Historical Significance: Hanita Kibbutz was founded in 1938 and was the first kibbutz to move into industrial production to supplement its agricultural output. In 1981 it entered into an agreement with Titmus Eurocon to manufacture contact lenses. In 1985 it included intra-ocular lenses and solutions in its products after the agreement with Titmus Eurocon expired. Lenses were exported mainly to Europe. They were distributed in Australia by Lou Udovitch. The parameter specification of F or S suggests that the lenses are of the original Titmus Eurocon Weicon design.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16

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