C1940 Haptic Hard Contact Lenses

C1940 Haptic Hard Contact Lenses



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Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Spectacles


These C1940, large-hard contact lenses were called haptic or scleral lenses because they rested only on the sclera or white outer portion of the eye.The un-sterile case is fitted with dark-red velvet and contains the original rubber suction holder. Length of case: 6cm. Compared to smaller and softer modern contacts, these haptic lenses were, by all reports, not terribly comfortable to wear. Thanks to Laurie Slater for the bulk of the description. 

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974