Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens in Flat 'Mailer' Case

Catalogue Number: 3968
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens in Flat 'Mailer' Case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Gelflex Laboratories
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Dandenong, Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Gelflex Laboratories
Description Of Item: White flat 'mailer' case 50 mm x 50 mm x 8 mm labelled Gelflex Laboratories Australia on the face with a label adhered to the back containing patient name and lens parameters for the Multicurve lens of blue tinted Boston 7 material contained in the left compartment. Lens engraved GL. Lens power -7.00
Historical Significance: Boston 7 is a Fluoro silicone acrylate material of Dk 70 and refractive index1.428 made by Boston Lens a subsidiary of Bausch and Lomb. 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: 20/11/2017
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 16

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