Catalogue Number: 3521
Wohlk Rigid Contact Lens Trial Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Heinrich Wohlk Institut fur Kontakt Linsen GmBH
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1978
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Kiel, West Germany
Publisher/Manufacturer: Heinrich Wohlk Institut fur Kontakt Linsen GmBH
Description Of Item: Set of eleven round blue plastic containers each 12 mm diameter, 7 mm high, attached to a strip of adhesive tape. The lid of each container has a number from 7,4 to 8.4 in 0.1 steps embossed on top and a rigid trial contact lens inside (except 7.8). Two of the lids have been repaired.
Historical Significance: This trial set is in a form different from those usually supplied to optometrists as it consists of several individual containers rather than a number of cells in a larger container. Wohlk contact lenses were distributed in Australia by their agent Wohlk Contact Lenses Pty Ltd in Dandenong, Victoria from 1975. Initially lenses were made in Germany and later in Australia as facilities were established.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 2