The Vision Council recognizes that consensus building is necessary to improve the optical marketplace. We take the time to develop strong relationships with associations within the optical community, including those representing eye care professionals, manufacturers, vision care plans and consumers.
Standards and Compliance in Today's US Optical Marketplace
The US Optical Marketplace has undergone significant changes in US based standards as well as compliance issues at the federal and state levels ultimately impacting the distribution of optical products.
It's estimated that more than 85 percent of the optical products sold in the US marketplace are manufactured in China. To help educate the manufacturers in China, and to ensure compliance, The Vision Council's technical team conducted a series of technical/government compliance related seminars in June 2011. The seminars were held in regions with significant optical manufacturing with the goal of educating the manufactures about the changes occurring in the areas of US standards and government compliance.
- Standards & Compliance Seminar Powerpoint
- FDA Guidance Document
- FDA Guidance Document (Translated in Chinese)
- The Regulation of Sunglasses & Reading Glasses Document
- California Proposition 65
- Standards and Regulations
The scope of the Optical Industry Forum encompasses the review and discussion of issues of interest or concern anywhere in the optical industry. This forum is a place where communication of issues is encouraged and actions are identified for The Vision Council or other interested parties. The forum is open to everyone in the industry, not just members of The Vision Council.