National Eyecare Group membership

There are no joining or subscription fees and no minimum spend, so if you’d like to find out more about the group, click the apply for membership button.

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

Book your place at the NEG Building for Success conference 2016
Book your place at the NEG Building for Success conference 2016

This year we have joined forces with Independents Day to offer a combined event to all UK independent Opticians. It is being held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel Birmingham on the 6th & 7th November and promises to be one of the most important events of the optical calendar. By joining together we are able to offer delegates a wider topic base, an improved exhibition and a chance to meet with a greater number of like minded independent opticians from across...

win with specsnetwork
win with specsnetwork

Win 250 personalised Framed magazines for your practice! So how does it work? All you need to do is click the more info link below and complete the Framed configurator to see how your PERSONALISED magazine would look! 5 winners will be drawn at random.

Members Magazine


regular eyewear fashion and style features,

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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