German Optometrists May Apply for RAL Quality Mark

German Optometrists May Apply for RAL Quality Mark

On 6th of May 2020 the RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V. (German Institute for Quality Assurance and Quality Marks) officially granted the Gütegemeinschaft Optometrische Leistungen, GGOL (Quality Association for Optometric Services) the right to award the RAL Quality Mark for Optometric Services.

The RAL Quality Mark has been a well-known trademark for quality products, technical delivery conditions and services over the past 90 years. It shows that its owner adheres to strong and closely monitored quality requirements. For more information see

The GGOL is a new organisation which was founded to develop and monitor standards for delivering high quality optometric services and for the qualification of optometrists providing these services. It awards the RAL Quality Mark for Optometric Services to those optician’s shops and optometry practices who not only meet these standards but whose optometrists regularly take part in continuing education.

The GGOL is supported by the German Zentralverband der Augenoptiker und Optometristen (ZVA) and the Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsenspezialisten und Optometristen (VDCO), which are also founding members. GGOL is chaired by Wolfgang Cagnolati, formerly ECOO-President; Holger Dietze from Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin is responsible for the quality committee of the GGOL. More information can be found on

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