National Eyecare Group membership

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The National Eyecare Group is the largest purchasing group dedicated to supporting UK independent Opticians.

Established in 1979, the National Eyecare Group (NEG) has over 1000 members and is proud to be supporting the UK’s Independent Optical Market.

There are no joining or subscription fees and no minimum spend, so if you’d like to find out more about the group, including its IT division Optinet and the patient education software Rendia, please register your interest here.

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Latest News From National Eyecare

It’s more than a window, it’s a #wickedwindows
It’s more than a window, it’s a #wickedwindows

NEG has teamed up with Clearlab to offer its members a ‘wicked’ incentive to spice up their practice window displays for the upcoming Halloween celebrations. “Halloween is fast approaching and thanks to Clearlab and its Clearcolor Phantom range of FDA and CE-approved cosmetic contact lenses, our members can once again take full advantage of the celebrations to maximise their contact lens business,” said Phil Mullins, NEG Director of Business Development.

NEG Members Fitting Competition with ‘Made to Measure’ campaign 2016
NEG Members Fitting Competition with ‘Made to Measure’ campaign 2016

Custom-made contact lens manufacturer mark’ennovy in co-operation with NEG are pleased to confirm the launch of the Fitting Competition as a part of ‘Made to Measure’ campaign 2016. All active NEG members are eligible to take part in the fitting competition with the support of mark’ennovy’s point of sales materials (print materials and social media). The competition will run for 3 consecutive months starting on September 15th until December 15th. The top three most successful and fastest growing practices...

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CET conference previews, and

the latest technological developments in the sector.

Optinet Flex Advanced Practice Management

Optinet Flex Advanced Practice Management

FLEX is the very latest software from Optinet, the IT Division of the National Eyecare Group.

The role based design makes FLEX easy to use for all staff members, comprehensive enough to meet your needs and affordable for even the smallest of practices.

Rendia - Taking patient communication to another level

Rendia - Taking patient communication to another level

As the industry leader in patient education software, Rendia (previously Eyemaginations) provides the most effective, complete software suite which helps eyecare professionals provide effective education to patients.

The National Eyecare Group are the UK agents for the Rendia patient education software which we believe offers independent practices a great opportunity to stand out from the competition.

Business Support

In addition to our services as a purchasing group, NEG work with a number of companies who help support your business, be that financially, marketing or education and training.

Business Listings

Business Listings

A service available to all Independent Opticians, our business listings are a low cost way of advertising your practice for sale or help you search for quality staff. You can also use them if you are looking to buy a practice or looking for your next position.



Well trained staff is an essential part of a modern independent practice, Positive Impact offer a range of training, delivered in your practice.


With our extensive list of contacts we have been providing a comprehensive financial service to Opticians for many years.


Marketing your practice can be very difficult, taking up lots of your precious time and money, but in the current climate good marketing is essential, not only to attract new patients but to make sure you keep your current patients.

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