Accredited Standards Committee Z80

z80The Vision Council serves as Secretariat, or administrator of the Z80 standards committee. ASC Z80 is the only entity accredited by ANSI to develop national standards in the ophthalmic optics field. A separate website,, supports this committee. Some of the content on that website is restricted to Z80 members.

Technical Report

To download the ASC Z80 Spectral Bands Task Force Technical Report, click here.

ASC Z80 Standards

To purchase any of the standards listed below, please visit the ANSI webstore here.

If you have an interest in joining ASC Z80 please contact Michael Vitale at for assistance.

National standards developed by Z80 are:

Z80.1-Prescription Spectacle Lenses

Z80.3-Nonprescription Sunglass & Fashion Eyewear Requirements

Z80.5-Requirements for Ophthalmic Frames

Z80.7-Intraocular Lenses

Z80.31-Ready Readers

Z80.2-Physical, Mechanical Properties

Z80.9-Devices for Low Vision


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-General-Purpose Clinical Visual Acuity Charts

Z80.23-Corneal Topography Systems- Standard Terminology, Requirements

Z80.27-Aqueous Shunts for Implantable Glaucoma Devices

Z80.28-Methods for Reporting Optical Aberrations of the Eyes

Z80.30-Toric Intraocular Lenses

Z80.31-Specifications for Single-Vision Ready-to-Wear Near-Vision Spectacles

Michael Vitale
ASC Z80 Secretariat
The Vision Council