Uncut lens with custom-made high power bifocal segment

Catalogue Number: 2870
Uncut lens with custom-made high power bifocal segment
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Low vision aid
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Late 20th C
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sweden
Publisher/Manufacturer: Multilens Optical Solutions
Description Of Item: Uncut plano-power lens 64 mm in diameter with double sided protruding bifocal segment providing a high quality image and about 3 x magnification
Historical Significance: Multilens is a Swedish company that has developed and produced a range of optical solutions for persons with a reduced vision, have an eye disease, or those who work in extreme environments or those that simply want optics that are customised for a specific application. Multilens was set up in 1983 by Lars Hellstrom, who after 30 years in the optical business decided to focus on the challenge of developing special optical solutions that could solve difficult optical problems. Together with opticians, optometrists, eye care practitioners and eye doctors he created innovative special optics. Within a short space of time the whole Hellstrom family was committed and Multilens have since become leaders in low vision and special purpose optics. This item is an example of the type of lenses made.
How Acquired: Donated by Graham Sheil, European Eyewear, Melbourne
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 5 Drawer 2

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