Catalogue Number: 3452
Gelflex 55 Soft Contact Lens Trial Set
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Gelflex Laboratories
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1995-1998
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Perth, Western Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Gelflex Laboratories
Description Of Item: Three glass vials with plastic snap on caps each containing a tinted soft contact lens. Each has a blue and light grey label printed with lens parameters ( BCOR 8.3, 8.6 or 8.8, Diameter 14.3, Power -3.00 or -3.25 (2)) and tint colour (Ocean blue, Jade or Choc Brown), handling tint. Batch numbers indicate manufacture in 1996, 1995, and 1998. Labels also contain the words Gelflex Delta 55, Gelflex Laboratories, Perth, Western Australia, Contains one sterile hydrophilic contact lens 45% methafilcon A 55% water immersed in a buffered saline solution and Caution: Law prohibits dispensing without prescription.
Historical Significance: Gelflex Laboratories is an independent contact lens manufacturer in Perth, Western Australia,. Originally named Western Australian Contact Lens Manufacturing it was formed in 1971 by contact lens pioneer and innovator, Don Ezekiel.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 8-1-2018
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16