The services provided by optometrists make an important contribution to the health of the visual system, i.e. the human eye, retina and optic nerve. They use various tests and measurements to not only determine the correction values for lenses but also to identify anomalies in the eye that may require treatment from an ophthalmologist. The highest level of precision and reliability are thus essential in their work.

The RAL Quality Mark for Optometric Services guarantees that these requirements are fulfilled. The Quality Assurance and Test Specifications define all stages of the eye examination – from checking the medical history and conducting the actual examination though to discussing the results with the patient and making recommendations. In addition, the quality mark guarantees that the measurement instruments work correctly and obligates optometrists to regularly participate in further training courses. Consumers can thus rely on the RAL Quality Mark when selecting an optometrist.