Wichterle's Contact Lenses Machine from Merkur
Mr. Otto Wichterle was born in Prostějov, where his grandfather established a company for agricultural machines manufacturing.After finishing the grammar school he went on to study chemistry on the university. He wrote a book about anorganic chemistry, that was ahead of its time. In 1949 he established the department of technology of plastic materials. Since 1952 he searched for a suitable material for creating eye lenses implants. He realized the crucial experiments for creating the propper shape of the contact lenses at home with the use of mechanism created from the construction kit Merkur.
FIRST CONTACT LENSES WERE MADE WITH THE HELP OF CONCTRUCTION KIT MERKUR.