Catalogue Number: 2034
Hydron Microheater Thermal Disinfection Unit
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Description Of Item: Electric disinfecting unit for heat disinfection of soft contact lenses. Cream plastic with blue label and original instructions attached. Unlike other similar units, this has lens wells as an integral part of the unit; it does not house a separate contact lens case. Unit labelled 'HYDRON MICROHEATER'. Eaxh lens well cap has a moulded 'HYDRON' and one has a moulded heart shape. Label includes '32537/Made in USA and Distributed by Hydron Europe Limited, Farnborough, England. C008'. 4.3cm W x 3.8cm D 3.6cm H (excludes lead).
Historical Significance: Heat disinfection was used for soft contact lenses in the 1970s & 1980s.
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye
Date Acquired: 11.10.2011
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 2