Catalogue Number: 3745
Price Lists for Corneal contact Lenses, Bionite Naturalens and Contact Lens Accessories
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, trade and products
Corporation: International Optical Corporation Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1971-1972
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: International Optical Corporation Ltd
Description Of Item: Two four page pamphlets and one single sheet, each 180 mm x 250 mm, containing price lists and terms of sale for (A) Corneal Lenses, (B) Bionite Naturalens and (C) Contact lens accessories. (A) dated 11/ October 1971, (B) date 1 March 1972 (C) dated 21 February 1972.
Historical Significance: International Optical Corporation Ltd was a manufacturer and distributor of optical goods with a branch in Melbourne. The Bionite Naturalens was an early hydrophilic contact lens developed by Allan Isen, of Griffin Laboratories, initially as a bandage lens with a water content of 55%, then as a corrective lens in 1972. The lens was distributed in Australia by IOC.
How Acquired: Donated by Ian Bailey
Date Acquired: 23/3/2018
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 8