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July 2019 Lenses & Technology

Do you really understand ANSI?

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, not-for-profit organization. Z80.1 is a reference for creating safe and effective eyewear. I am a national speaker for ABO-NCLE. I travel throughout the US to give ABO reviews for candidates preparing to take the ABO exam. What I find surprising is the number of apprentice opticians who have seen the ANSI Z80.1 standards, but have no clue how they apply to eyewear. In addition, they do not inspect eyewear to ANSI standards. Therefore, I spend time during the review courses breaking down how they apply to eyewear.