Catalogue Number: 2595
Hydrocurve 3 Toric Soft Contact Lens Trial Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Pilkington Vision Care - Sola Barnes Hind
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1995
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sunnyvale, California, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Sola Barnes Hind
Description Of Item: Four vials of 22 mm diameter, 45 mm high with re-sealable plastic caps. Each vial contains one clear toric soft contact lens. Labels bear the words Hydrocurve 3 in blue on a brown background and in white, bufilconA 45%, Toric Contact Lens for Daily and Flexible Wear and SBH. Lens parameters and expiry dates (01/98 and 02/98) are printed in black.
Historical Significance: These lenses provided the practitioner with toric trial lenses in two cylindrical corrections (-1.25 and -2.00) and two axes (90 and 180 degrees).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).
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16