CLC Coloured Rigid Contact Lens Set

Catalogue Number: 2482
CLC Coloured Rigid Contact Lens Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Corneal Lens Corporation (CLC)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1960s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Corneal Lens Corporation
Description Of Item: White flat plastic container with clear cover 64 x 91 x 9 mm containing 13 tinted PMMA contact lenses. Colours are blue, green grey and brown with a sample of light, medium and dark of each colour. A single sample of tint 912 completes the set.
Historical Significance: PMMA lenses were available in a number of tints to facilitate handling. In most cases the default tint was tint 912, a light grey, but other colours may have been chosen to match or enhance the wearer's eye colour. On occasions a different colour may have been selected for each eye to identify right and left lenses rather than rely on engraved letters (R or L) or dots.Corneal Lens Corporation was registered by contact lens pioneer Penrhyn Thomas and Mate Ware in 1949 to manufacture scleral contact lenses. Research and development led to the a tricuve corneal lens and then to the Conoid and Clitan contact lens designs
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye
Date Acquired: 29/08/2014
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 2

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