Rigid Contact Lenses in Flat 'Mailer' Case

Catalogue Number: 3971
Rigid Contact Lenses in Flat 'Mailer' Case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Wohlk Contact Lenses Pty Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1980s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Wohlk Contact Lenses Pty Ltd
Description Of Item: White flat 'mailer' case 50 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm embossed 'Replace SOACLENS prior to restorage on the face with a label adhered to the back containing lens parameters for the clear lenses of PMMA material contained in the compartments. Right lens power -4.25 and left lens power -2.75
Historical Significance: Wohlk Contact Linsen of Kiel West Germany was formed in 1948 by Heinrich Wohlk, an engineer. Wohlk Contact Lenses Pty Ltd was the Australian distributor, initially importing lenses from Germany, then Singapore when a manufacturing facility was built there. Australian production followed in the 1970's. Wohlk was acquired by Bausch and Lomb in 2000.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 20/11/2017
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16

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