Expressions Colours Practitioner Cosmetic Lens Demonstration Set

Catalogue Number: 2575
Expressions Colours Practitioner Cosmetic Lens Demonstration Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Coopervision
Time Period: 21st C
Publisher/Manufacturer: Coopervision
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 Colors, Monthly disposable cosmetic contact lenses that will change your natural look and Cooper Vision, a clearer vision' on the face. An image of a smiling woman and illustrations of the seven 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 seven empty screw top vials one of which contains a green tinted lens in solution set in a grey foam plastic insert. Four unopened blisters in individually sealed plastic wrappers each containing a single lens tinted in one of the colours dark blue, blue, aqua and hazel and one blister label marked Green are loose in the box. All labels have 'Color 55' as well as the lens parameters printed on them. Lens expiry dates vary from 09/2011 to 02/2013.
Historical Significance: Cooper Vision acquired Natural Touch Opaque in 1997 and the technology to manufacture 3 colour opaque cosmetic lenses. 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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