13.06.2011

New contact lens standard "an indispensable tool"

New contact lens standard "an indispensable tool"

By Martin Burns

A new global contact lens standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will prove an indispensable tool for any member of the eyecare industry, it has been claimed.

Imre Kovats, project leader for the latest contact lens standard issued by the ISO, said the tool will be useful for anyone for determining shelf-life or specifying medical symbols.

"It is also useful for regulators wishing to harmonise requirements with international best practice and to promote global trade. Finally, consumers will benefit from clear, straightforward requirements that are same around the world," he added.

Mr Kovats also noted that the standard has been technically revised to bring it up to date with the latest industry developments.

Meanwhile, according to Shelly Bansal, president of the British Contact Lens Association, young professionals represent the future of the contact lens industry and will ensure that new innovations continue to enter the market in the months and years ahead.

by Emily Tait


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