The Development and approval of standards is based on consensus of the voting members of ANSI ASC Z80. All objections to standards are considered, but do not need to be resolved if the Standards Development organization tries and is unable to do so. To be recognized as a U.S. national standard, it must be approved by ANSI, the primary standards organization for the U.S.
The ASC Z80 standards chart lists the standards operated under each subcommittee.
The Standards Development Status lists the standards with their upcoming revision/reaffirmation ANSI approval dates.
List of active Z80 ASC Standards:
Z80.1 Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses
Z80.3 Nonprescription Sunglass and Fashion Eyewear Requirements
Z80.5 Frames (Replaced by ISO 7998/8624/12870 standards set)
Z80.7 Intraocular Lenses
Z80.9 Low Vision Devices
Z80.11 Laser Systems for Corneal Reshaping
Z80.12 Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
Z80.13 Phakic Intraocular Lenses
Z80.18 Contact Lens Care Products - Vocabulary, Performance Specifications, and Test Methodology
Z80.20 Contact Lenses - Standard Terminology, Tolerances, Measurements and Physicochemical Properties
Z80.21 Instruments - General-Purpose Clinical Visual Acuity Charts
Z80.23-2018 - Ophthalmics – Corneal Topography and Tomography Systems - Standard Terminology, Requirements
Z80.27 Implantable Glaucoma Devices
Z80.28 Methods of Reporting Optical Aberrations of Eyes
Z80.29 Accommodative Intraocular Lenses
Z80.30 Toric Intraocular Lenses
Z80.31 Specifications for Ready-to-Wear Near-Vision Spectacles
Z80.35 Extended Depth of Focus Intraocular Lenses
Z80.36 Light Hazard Protection for Ophthalmic Instruments
Z80.37 Slit-Lamp Microscopes
Z80.38 Light Hazard from Operation Microscopes Used in Ocular Surgery
Request for Formal Interpretation (RFI)
Any person can submit a Formal Request for Interpretation of the ASC Z80 Standards. To submit an RFI, please click the following weblink Z80 RFI Form, complete the PDF and submit it to Michael Vitale, ASC Z80 Secretariat, at email@example.com.
The Secretariat is writing a series of information about Z80 standards. Visit the 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Standards' to learn more about the standards writing process.