The ANSI Z80 Accredited Standards Committee for Ophthalmic Optics develops and maintains American National Standards within its scope and develops U.S. positions at ISO.

The Z80 Committee, established in 1956, is a U.S. national standards developer accredited by ANSI. It's current chairman is Dr. Thomas White of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The committee, made up of 18 voting organizations and more than 200 participants, meet twice a year. There are 7 subcommittees that operate under the Z80 committee.

All Accredited Standards Committees must be ANSI approved and audited. The ANSI Z80 Committee, its subcommittees and Secretariat operate under the
ASC Z80 Operating Procedures. For more information about ANSI, please access the ANSI website www.ansi.org

The Z80 Committee also refers to the
 guidelines of the Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council (OEOSC), administrator of the ISO TAG that includes ophthalmic optics. These guidelines detail the procedures for the development of U.S. positions on international standards issues. For more information visit their website www.optstd.org