Catalogue Number: 1816
Clitan Vol 1 No 2 (Promotional newsletter)
Corporation: Contact Lens International Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1970
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney
Publisher/Manufacturer: Contact Lens International Ltd
Description Of Item: 8vo size newletter Vol 1 No 2, printed paper wrappers, 16 pages, being a newsletter of Contact Lens International Ltd promoting the Clitan contact lens. Picture of the founder and managing director of the company, Penrhyn Thomas, inside front cover with an editorial, two technical articles by Penhryn Thomas and news items. Picture and biography of Geoffrey Roberts, Technical Manager of the Corneal Lens Corporation (a subsidary of Contact Lens International Ltd) on page 16. Undated but the year 1970 appears heading the editorial.
Historical Significance: Penrhyn Thomas BSc(Opt Sc) FAAO FIO (1918-2010) was a Sydney optometrist, who qualified in optometry at the Sydney Technical College in 1939 and was one of the pioneers of contact lens practice in Australia. He fitted haptic contact lenses in the 1940s. Later, he designed, produced and marketed his own lens designs and taught many optometrists how to fit contact lenses from the 1950s to the 1970s. See his obituary from Clin Exp Optom 2010 on this web site under the tab 'People who made history'. See related items Cat Nos 558, 581, 1301, 1488, 1535.
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: March 2011
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 4