Catalogue Number: 2545
Crazy Lenses Contact Lens Trial Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Cooper Vision
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 2001
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Adelaide, South Australia and Helsinki, Finland
Publisher/Manufacturer: CL Tinters, Helsinki, Finland
Description Of Item: White plastic 'video' box 142mm x 220mm x 30mm with two single fold promotional flyers inserted in the clear plastic envelope so that three of the four sides are visible. Flyers have 'Crazy Lenses' and pictures of 7 lens designs printed on them. The accompanying information describes the lenses as Monthly disposable. Box contains 7 blister packs each containing an opaque tinted 38% Hema soft contact lens in designs described as Fire, White, Spiral Red, Spiral Black, Blood Red, Wolf and Cat Eye and 7 empty screw top vials, which could be used to store the lenses once the blister was opened, in a foam plastic insert with 7 x 2 recesses.
Historical Significance: Opaque soft contact lenses were designed as a novelty for short term wear. Oxygen transmission was low due to the opaque coating as well as the thick low water content material used. Cost rather than comfort reduced their usage.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 5