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ANSI Z80.36-2016

Ophthalmics - Light Hazard Protection for Ophthalmic Instruments

ANSI Z80.36 specifies fundamental requirements for optical radiation safety for ophthalmic instruments and is applicable to all current ophthalmic instruments that direct optical radiation into or at the eye. It is also applicable to all new and emerging ophthalmic instruments that direct optical radiation into or at the eye, as well as to those portions of therapeutic or surgical systems that direct optical radiation into or at the eye for diagnostic, illumination, measurement, imaging, or alignment purposes.


ANSI Z80.3-2018

Ophthalmics - Nonprescription Sunglass and Fashion Eyewear Requirements

This standard applies to all nonprescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear, normally used for casual, dress, and recreational purposes, having lenses of substantially plano power. This standard specifically excludes products covered by ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z80.1, and those covered within the ASTM F08.57 committee. Sunglass needs for aphakics may not be met by this standard.


ANSI Z80.1-2015

Ophthalmics - Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses - Recommendations

Applies to all prescription dress ophthalmic spectacle lenses in edged or assembled form. It is a guideline for entities that fabricate, assemble or process dress eyewear or lens components. Relevant optical and physical specifications and tolerances of this standard also apply to uncut lenses


ANSI Z80.3-2015

Ophthalmics - Nonprescription Sunglass and Fashion Eyewear Requirements

This standard applies to all nonprescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear, normally used for casual, dress, and recreational purposes, having lenses of substantially plano power. This standard specifically excludes products covered by ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z80.1, and those covered within the ASTM F08.57 committee. Sunglass needs for aphakics may not be met by this standard


ANSI Z80.20-2016

Ophthalmics - Contact Lenses - Standard Terminology, Tolerances, Measurements and Physicochemical Properties

Applies to contact lenses worn over the front surface of the eye in contact with the preocular tear film. The standard covers rigid intracorneal and haptic (scleral) contact lenses, as well as soft paralimbal contact lenses.


ANSI Z80.31-2017

Ophthalmics -Ophthalmic Optics - Specifications for Ready-to-Wear Near-Vision Spectacles

This Standard specifies the minimum requirements for complete ready-to-wear near-vision spectacles with positive power available directly to the public without the prescription of a licensed professional.


ANSI Z80.21-2010 (R2015)

Ophthalmics - Instruments - General-Purpose Clinical Visual Acuity Charts

This standard applies to displays of optotypes for all clinical visual acuity measurement systems thatuse recognition of high-contrast optotypes and that are designed for general use including optotypesprinted on opaque media, those intended for transillumination, electronically generated or projecteddisplays


ANSI Z80.28-2017

Ophthalmics - Methods of Reporting Optical Aberrations of Eyes

This standard specifies standardized methods for reporting the optical aberrations of eyes.


ANSI Z80.27-2014

Ophthalmics - Implantable Glaucoma Devices

The scope of this standard applies to devices that are implanted in the eye to treat glaucoma by facilitating aqueous outflow. The standard excludes glaucoma devices whose effect depends upon metabolic and/or pharmacologic mechanisms.


ANSI Z80.31-2012

Ophthalmics - Ophthalmic Optics - Specifications for Single-Vision Ready-to-Wear Near-Vision Spectacles

This Standard specifies the minimum requirements for complete single-vision ready-to-wear near-vision spectacles with positive power, without regard to luminous transmittance, available directly to the public without the prescription of a licensed professional.


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