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Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Industrial Trucks to Intraocular Lenses

Intraocular Lenses
Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population. It is a vision condition in which the light entering the eye isn't focused correctly if an eyeball is too long or a cornea has too much curvature. As a result, close objects are seen clearly but distant objects appear blurry. To treat the condition, patients may opt for surgery to implant an intraocular lens (IOL) to rectify the light-focusing deficiency.

The Vision Council, an ANSI accredited standards developer and organizational member, recently published ANSI Z80.7-2013, Intraocular Lenses, as a guide for the use of IOL. The ANS applies to monofocal IOLs whose primary indication is the correction of aphakia, the absence of the lens of the eye due to surgical removal, a perforating wound or ulcer, or congenital anomaly.

Dedicated to enhancing life through better vision, the Vision Council represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry through advocacy and the promotion of quality vision care products and services in the global community. This non-profit, membership organization offers research and training to the industry, and serves as a liaison with consumers, providing education about the importance of vision care and the options in vision care products.


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