Catalogue Number: 2160
Type for testing the sight
Sub-Category: Reading card, tests of near vision
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: White card. 115 x 184 mm, headed 'Type for testing the sight' and 'Soft-lite lenses' with 5 blocks of print of diminishing size and a line of musical notation at the bottom.
Historical Significance: Soft-lite is a brand of pink tinted lenses first marketed by the Soft-lite Lens Company, New York, in 1939. Bausch and Lomb made them and also sold them.
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 5