Catalogue Number: 4012
Oxysept Disinfection System Cases
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 2014
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Probably Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Publisher/Manufacturer: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
Description Of Item: Two clear plastic barrel type contact lens cases 55 mm x 31 mm diameter, with blue grey vented screw caps and hinged lens baskets on a central stem. Caps are embossed AMO and have three vent holes approx. 0.5 mm in diameter. A white lens basket has R moulded in its design, a blue grey lens basket has L moulded in its design. The clear barrel section has a moulded 'fill line' 25 mm from the base. Temporary storage Box A
Historical Significance: Cases of this type were included in Oxysept Starter Kits. The vent holes allowed oxygen produced in the neutralisation of hydrogen peroxide to escape through a flap valve in the cap. See Cats. 3998, 3999 and 4004.Since 2017 Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) has been part of Johnson and Johnson Vision. The words represented by AMO have undergone many changes since American Medical Optics was formed in 1976 s different mergers and acquisitions of the company took place. On acquisition by Allergan in 1986 it became Allergan Medical Optics, spun off as Advanced Medical Optics in 2002, acquired by Abbott Laboratories and renamed Abbott Medical Optics in 2009, to its latest acquisition by Johnson and Johnson as part of Johnson and Johnson Vision.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 17/7/2017
Condition: Very Good
Location: Archive Room. East wall Unit 5 Cupboard