Snosoft Omega Soft Contact Lens Trial Set

Catalogue Number: 2629
Snosoft Omega Soft Contact Lens Trial Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Smith and Nephew
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1980-1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne, Victoria
Publisher/Manufacturer: Smith and Nephew
Description Of Item: Four rectangular clear plastic containers 58 mm x 27 mm x 12 mm with moulded contact lens well with white screw top. Each container is labelled Snosoft in green . Lens parameter and Omega are typewritten on a separate rectangular white label. Base curves are 8.4, 8.6, 8.8 and 9.0 and all power -3.50
Historical Significance: Smith & Nephew was a pharmaceutical company in UK formed in 1856 by Thomas Smith. Smith & Nephew Associated Companies (SANAC) was formed in 1957 and was involved in rigid contact lens manufacture and solution distribution in UK. S&N purchased Obrig UK in 1970 in preparation for entry into the soft contact lens market in 1971 in a joint venture with Hydron. Hydron made the lens buttons and S&N lathe cut the lenses. In 1974 S&N and Hydron split with S&N continuing to produce lathe cut lenses.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Condition: God
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16

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