Catalogue Number: 4016
Gelflex Triton Translating Bifocal Soft Contact Lens Trial Set and Stand
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Gelflex Laboratories
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2003
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Perth, Western Australia.
Publisher/Manufacturer: Gelflex Laboratories
Historical Significance: The Triton soft contact lens design was developed by Don Ezekiel of Gelflex Laboratories as an alternative to the simultaneous vision designs. It was an adaptation of the translating design used for rigid contact lenses to the soft lens materials. The trade mark for the lens was filed with the US patent office in Feb. 2002 and listed as 'abandoned' in Feb. 2003. The lens is not listed on the Gelflex website in 2020.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. It had a laboratory in Dandenong, Victoria in the 1990s.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 17/7/2017
Location: Archive Room. East wall Unit 5 Cupboard