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Optometry and Vision Sciences

Standards relevant to Optometry

Standards Australia gives you full text access to Australian and International Standards.
To access standards on Standards Australia you must create a personal account using a Deakin email address.

British Standards Online provides access to International Standards.
It is useful when standards are locked on Australian Standards or otherwise unavailable. No personal British Standards Online account is required for access.

 

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AS/NZS standards relevant to optometry include:

ISO standards relevant to optometry include:

  • ISO 8980-2:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Uncut finished spectacle lenses - Specifications for power-variation lenses.
  • ISO 11978:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses and contact lens care products - Labelling.
  • ISO 11981:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses and contact lens care products - Determination of physical compatibility of contact lens care products with contact lenses.
  • ISO 14534:2015 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses and contact lens care products - Fundamental requirements
  • ISO 18369-1:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses - Part 1 Vocabulary, classification system and recommendations for labeling specifications
  • ISO 18369-2:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses - Part 2 Tolerances
  • ISO 18369-3:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses - Part 3 Measurement methods
  • ISO 18369-4:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses - Part 4 Physicochemical properties of contact lens materials
  • ISO 19979:2018 Ophthalmic optics - Contact lenses - Hygienic management of multi patient use trial contact lenses

To find more optometry-related standards in the above sources follow these steps:

  • Search in Standards Australia by topic under Subject Search:  Choose Medical & Health Care Technology>Medical Equipment>Ophthalmic equipment.
  • Search for ophthalmic standards in British Standards Online by going to Browse>Browse by subject>Health care technology

Please contact the Library's Health Liaison Team if you are seeking access to a standard but are unable to access it.

Other sources
For more information and sources of international Standards go the Library Resource Guide for Standards and Patents.