Expressions Accents Practitioner Cosmetic Lens Demonstration Set

Catalogue Number: 2576
Expressions Accents Practitioner Cosmetic Lens Demonstration Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Cooper Vision
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c2007
Time Period: 21st C
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cooper Vision
Description Of Item: White plastic 'video' box 142 x 220 x 30 mm with printed insert bearing the words 'Practitioner Cosmetic Lens Demonstration Set, Expressions Accents, Monthly disposable cosmetic contact lenses that will enhance your natural look and Cooper Vision, a clearer vision' on the face. An image of a smiling woman and illustrations of the four different colours available dominates the front face. The rear face of the box details lens parameters, colours, and contact details for Cooper Vision Australia and New Zealand.Inside are four empty screw top vials set in a white plastic insert. Four unopened blisters in individually sealed plastic wrappers each containing a single lens tinted in one of the colours blue, aqua, green and violet. All labels have 'Expressions Accents' as well as the lens parameters printed on them. Lens expiry dates vary from 04/2013 to 05/2013.
Historical Significance: Cooper Vision acquired Natural Touch Opaque in 1997 and the technology to manufacture opaque cosmetic lenses. Accents were a single colour lens to enhance natural eye colour rather than change it. Natural Touch was originally a trademark of Pilkington Barnes Hind which was taken over by Ciba in 1996
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 5

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