Catalogue Number: 4021
Alcon Soft Contact Lens Cases
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Alcon Laboratories Inc.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: C 2015
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Alcon Laboratories Inc.
Description Of Item: Two white plastic two well soft contact lens cases 63 mm x 32 mm x 14 mm with screw caps, one green marked R the other white marked Alcon. Each well has a ribbed surface. The underside of one well is marked R. Temporary storage Box A
Historical Significance: A number of these cases were supplied in packs of Opti-Free solution to allow for replacement monthly.Alcon Opti-Free Multipurpose Solution was sold in packs of 2 x 300 ml, 1 x 90 ml and three disposable lens cases as a three month supply of lens care.Alcon was founded in 1945 at Fort Worth, Texas by pharmacists Robert ALexander and William CONner to specialise in sterile ophthalmic products. Novartis, formed by merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz in 1991, took over Alcon as a subsidiary in 2019 and Alcon eye care devices was spun off shortly after.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 17/7/2017
Condition: Very Good
Location: Archive Room. East wall Unit 5 Cupboard