Catalogue Number: 2520
Gelflex 60 Soft Contact Lens Trial Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Western Australian Contact Lens Manufacturing
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1980s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Perth, Western Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Western Australian Contact Lens Manufacturing
Description Of Item: White hinged plastic box 165 x 80 x 24 mm with the words Gelflex 60, Western Australian Contact Lens Manufacturing and the company's address on the face containing four two cell screw top cases each cap having lens parameters hand written on a pre-printed label. Base Curves are 8.2mm to 8.8mm in 0.2mm steps, diameters are 13.5 mm and 14.0 mm, all 60 % water content. A lens handling device is included in a separate container within the set.
Historical Significance: Western Australian Contact Lens Manufacturing produced Gelflex contact lenses from 1971. It was founded by Don Ezekiel, a pioneer in contact lens manufacture and fitting in Australia.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 16/01/2013
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 2