Working with domestic U.S. and international agencies, The Vision Council members and their volunteer experts have produced or contributed to multiple standards and communications to assist the industry in serving the eyeglass wearing public. Traveling the nation and the globe, member company interests are managed at many different levels and with various technical groups.

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Discussion Forums for Technical Committees

The Vision Council has developed online discussion forums for members of our technical committees. These forums, located at, were developed following the Data Communications Standard Q&A website, launched in 2016, and contain many improvements and new features that were requested by committee members. The forums include both the Data Communications Standard Committee and the Lens Product Description Standard Committee currently, and are expected to grow as needs arise.

These new forums provide a global resource to companies and developers implementing the Data Communications Standard and Lens Product Description Standard, and will provide a central repository of knowledge as well as a means of communicating directly with committee members.

Note: Because the website is hosted on a different platform, it will require users to register a new account before posting. We apologize for this unavoidable inconvenience.

Frame Manufacturing Standards and Regulations 

Standards for Sunglasses and Readers

Standards for Lenses

Developing standards for lenses is a key component to The Vision Council's technical initiatives. Contributing groups include the Lens Technical Committee, the Data Communication Standard Committee, the Country of Origin for Lenses Committee, and the Lens Product Description Standard Committee. 

Standards for Communication

Necessary for getting the job done, multiple communication tools and other general standards have been produced to benefit industry and the eyeglass wearing public.

*Questions or comments, please contact Michael Vitale, Vice President, Membership & Technical Affairs, at

In 2008, the Vision Council of America (VCA) became The Vision Council. Materials and resources predating May, 2008, may refer to VCA, OMA, or other organizations that have become associated with The Vision Council.