Contact lenses, circa 1930

Contact lenses, circa 1930

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Caption: Pair of plastic contact lenses dating from around 1930. Complete with case and suction rubber applier, they were made by the English lens manufacturer, Clement Clarke Ltd. These early contact lenses were hard and rigid and too uncomfortable to wear for extended periods.

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Keywords: 1900s, 1930, 1930s, 20th century, antique, contact lenses, england, english, eye, historical, history, lens, lenses, medical instrument collection, ophthalmic, ophthalmological, ophthalmology, red background, sight, twentieth century, vision

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