Cased set of Omega PMMA Contact Lenses

Catalogue Number: 3863
Cased set of Omega PMMA Contact Lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Corporation: Omega Contact Lens Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1960s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Publisher/Manufacturer: Omega Contact Lens Ltd
Description Of Item: Green textured vinyl covered metal snap hinged case with padded white satin lining containing 26 PMMA trial contact lenses secured on individual recesses by red plastic plugs with serrated edges. Each recess has the BCOR and power of the contained lens engraved below. BCOR range is 6.9 to 8.5 in 0.1 steps with 0.05 steps between 7.4 and 8.3. The top edge of the container is engraved 'OVERALL DIA. 9.2 O.Z. 7 mm' and 'OMEGA CONTACT LENS LTD' Temporary storage Box A
Historical Significance: Omega Contact Lens Ltd was founded by Gunther Wingate a pioneer in contact lens development.
How Acquired: Donated by Ian Bailey
Date Acquired: 14/10/2019
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Room. East wall Unit 5 Cupboard

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