Rigid Trial Contact Lens in Case

Catalogue Number: 3958
Rigid Trial Contact Lens in 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: Clear plastic case with white screw cap 55 mm x 25 mm x 13 mm with label affixed with Gelflex logo and PMMA MULTICUR and lens parameters imprinted on the face. The lens contained is of grey PMMA material and the lens power is -1.00. Lens engraved GR. Viewed from the underside the words 'Snoflex' and 'Gas permeable' printed in orange are visible. This is most likely a replacement for a lost trial lens transferred from its original container to that of the lost lens.
Historical Significance: 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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