Set of PMMA Contact Lens Cosmetic Tint Samples

Catalogue Number: 3914
Set of PMMA Contact Lens Cosmetic Tint Samples
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Designer/inventor: Merton Flom
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Brown leatherette covered snap case 159 mm x 82 mm x 18 mm containing nine PMMA contact lens cosmetic tint samples 12 mm in diameter in a white Perspex base with colour descriptions imprinted in black. Two round black cloth pads and a slot for a lens suction holder are in the lower part of the base. Samples are numbered from 1 to 9 with colour descriptions 'Verde, Avocado, Leaf, Mauve, Hazel, Dawn, Regal, Siamese, and Dusk in numerical order. Lid of case lined in padded white sateen.
Historical Significance: A range of cosmetic PMMA lenses developed by Merton Flom recognised for his research on the oxygen requirements of the cornea. Used by Bruce Workman as a starting point guide for tinting.
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Workman
Date Acquired: 20-4-2019
Condition: Very Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 2

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