DMV 45 Rigid Contact Lens Inserter and Remover

Catalogue Number: 3979
DMV 45 Rigid Contact Lens Inserter and Remover
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: DMV Corporation
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: DMV Corporation
Description Of Item: Five identical white leaflets 140 mm x 70 mm headed DMV?45 FOR HARD LENSES / INSTRUCTIONS with a line drawing of the item, describing the methods of removal, Insertion of contact lenses with the DMV45 and method for cleaning the device.
Historical Significance: DMV Corporation was founded by the late Dr. Dennis England who was a pioneer in the contact lens field as the first to apply for a corneal lens patent in 1946. Even though his patent was denied, his entrepreneurial spirit persisted and he began making contact lens removers in 1968.Later the company expanded its base to include soft lens removers as well as tools for handling lenses in the laboratory. DMV Corporation is a family owned and operated business.The DMV 45 differs from conventional rigid lens removers in having its surfaces at 45? allowing the user to watch progress in a mirror. Suction for removal is obtained from deformation of the tip rather than squeezing the shaft as in other removers. The foot of the leaflet is imprinted IS-45-88-TP possibly suggesting 1988 as the initial year of printing. See Cat. 3952 for actual device and also 3828, 3909, 3980
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 17/7/2017
Condition: Very Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 10

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