Lens Modification Unit


Lens modification unit used by Kevin Michael Tuohy (1919-1968), a contact lens fitter who was affiliated with Solex Laboratories in California, and who filed a patent for the first corneal contact lens made entirely of PMMA, in 1948.

Ref: Kevin M. Tuohy, “Contact Lens,” U.S. Patent 2,510,438 (June 6, 1950), assigned to Solex Laboratories, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0628.01Catalog Number: 1987.0628.01Accession Number: 1987.0628

Object Name: lens modification unit

Measurements: overall: 32 cm x 57 cm x 31 cm; 12 19/32 in x 22 7/16 in x 12 7/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-3ef7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1401555

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