Catalogue Number: 2598
Optima Colours Soft Contact Lens Trial Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1991
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester NY USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Description Of Item: Three vials each 43 mm high and 22m diameter each containing one opaque tinted soft contact lens. Colours are Grey, Hazel and Blue. Lens material is 38% HEMA. Blue and Hazel lenses are labelled Sag I, Plano, Lens diameter 14.0 mm and expiry date 11/94 and 02/95. The grey lens is labelled Sag II -1.00 and expiry date 02/95.
Historical Significance: Optima Colours were a selection of opaque tints with a striated pattern and clear pupil as an alternative to the Wesley-Jessen Durasoft Tinted Lenses. Early lenses were supplied in vials, later ones in blister packs. Colour range: Blue, Grey, Hazel, Dark Green, Turquoise, Topaz, Aqua and Amethyst.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16