Catalogue Number: 2597
CV Classic 43 Trial Soft Contact Lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: UCO Optics Inc.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1985
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester, New York, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: UCO Optics Inc.
Description Of Item: Two sealed screw top vials each containing a soft contact lens of tetrafilcon A with a light blue handling tint. Vial labels are white and grey with a coloured circumferential line separating the sections. The coloured line appears to be relevant to the lens base curve-8.9 green, 8.6 purple. Lens diameter is14.0mm, power -3.00. Expiry dates 6/89 and 8/89
Historical Significance: Tetrafilcon A was invented by Stanley Gordon, an American optometrist and contact lens practitioner and manufacturer in 1970. Gordon founded the Contact Lens Guild in 1958, which was re-named Gordon Contact Lenses in 1965. After the invention of tetrafilcon, Union Corps Optics Inc., a subsidiary of Union Corporation (An Airline and hotel company) bought Gordon Contact Lenses. Coopervision acquired UCO in 1983.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16