Catalogue Number: 3953
Soft Contact Lens Tweezers
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Contamac Ltd.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2000s
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Publisher/Manufacturer: Contamac Ltd.
Description Of Item: Three pairs of white plastic tweezers with clear silicone tip covers 125 mm x 12 mm x 14 mm each contained in a sealed cellophane bag. Temporary storage Box A
Historical Significance: Tweezers were designed to handle soft contact lenses. The silicone tips reduced the chance of damage. An extended flat section at the top assisted in removing metal caps from contact lens vials. Contamac Ltd. was founded in 1987 by John McGregor as a manufacturer of contact lens and intraocular lens materials - polymers, buttons, machining parts, and distributor of patient contact lens accessories. It remains as one of the main sources of contact lens and IOL materials with manufacturing sites in the USA and China
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 10/7/2020
Location: Archive Room. East wall Unit 5 Cupboard