Catalogue Number: 4006
OptiFree Starter Kit Bag
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Alcon Laboratories Inc.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Publisher/Manufacturer: Alcon Laboratories Inc.
Description Of Item: Light green zippered bag 196 mm x 140 mm x 30 mm with white piping along top and side edges and dividing panel inside.Temporary storage Box A
Historical Significance: Solutions and a case were included with the bag for presentation to the new contact lens wearer as a starting point for 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 Bruce Workman
Date Acquired: 20/4/2019
Location: Archive Room. East wall Unit 5 Cupboard