The manufacturing of optical lenses has various steps. Generally, the manufacturing can be split up into the following steps: the workpiece is pre-ground with a coarse tool; it is then fine-ground with a finer tool. As the final polishing is a demanding and time-consuming process that cannot manage large removal rations not can it equalise rough shape errors, the starting quality and surface quality needs to be as high as possible. According to the current state of technology, ground lenses must be measured with tactile measuring techniques in order to detect shape errors. This is timeconsuming and expensive, and only two dimensional profiles can be measured. DefGO’s project objective is to introduce deflectometry as a new, three dimensional lens measuring standard. A problem with the application of deflectometry is that the object to be measured has to reflect enough light, which is not the case for ground glass with rough surfaces. DefGO’s solution is to wet the lens with a fluid to create a closed reflecting surface.