Contact lens treatment apparatus

  • US 5,657,506 A
  • Filed: 03/02/1995
  • Issued: 08/19/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for cleaning a contact lens having an optical surface and contaminated with contaminant matter, comprising:

  • a layer of porous reactive material hydrophobic relative to the lens defining a non-abrasive reactive surface operative when in wetted contact with the optical surface to attract contaminant matter from the lens;

    said layer of reactive material being wetted with an ophthalmologically compatible liquid; and

    housing means for maintaining said reactive surface in stationary contiguous wetted engagement with the optical surface whereby contaminants migrate from the lens to said reactive layer.

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