The National Eyecare Group is the largest purchasing group dedicated to supporting UK independent Opticians.
Established in 1979, the National Eyecare Group (NEG) has almost 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 ECHO, please register your interest here.
If you are already a member, please log in, where you can catch up on the group's latest news and terms offered by our preferred suppliers.
Latest News From National Eyecare
NEG Building for Success members conference 2015
We would like to invite you to join us on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd November for this year's NEG Building for Success members conference. Titled “Clinical V Retail – finding the balance” it will offer a balance of CET and business lectures along with the exhibition of leading NEG suppliers and a great opportunity to meet with like minded independent professionals as we look at how you promote clinical excellence, while maintaining a retail environment that leads to a profitable...
Change of distribution for Thomsen Eyewear & Sunwise
From 1st May 2015 the distribution of Thomsen Eyewear, the exclusive range for NEG members and Sunwise sports eyewear has been transferred to Arena Eyewear. The terms for NEG members on these ranges will remain unchanged and no management fees will be charged on these purchases.
Echo is here
As the industry leader in patient education software, Eyemaginations provides the most effective, complete software suite called ECHO which helps eyecare professionals provide effective education to patients.
The National Eyecare Group are the UK agents for the Eyemaginations patient education and we believe it offers independent practices a great opportunity to stand out from the competition.
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.
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.