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.

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

Balancing Eyecare Vs Eyewear  - the ultimate question
Balancing Eyecare Vs Eyewear - the ultimate question

Who do you think you are? In his Keynote address Andy Clark will be presenting a proven model to help practices gain more patients. But just as importantly more of the specific types of patients or 'Avatars' you want! Additionally he will show how you can classify your practice as a combination of 4 or 5 out of 14 specific offerings or 'Archetypes'. Don't miss this powerful marketing exercise for building a more profitable practice.

NEG announces support of “Seeing beyond the eyes” campaign
NEG announces support of “Seeing beyond the eyes” campaign

NEG are pleased to announce sponsorship of the upcoming "Seeing Beyond the Eyes" CET workshops, being run across the country by Dan Williams and the Visualise Training & Consultancy team. All Optical colleagues are invited to attend a free session which forms part of a UK-wide mission to get low vision higher up the agenda by bringing the optical and sight loss sectors together for the benefit of patients embarking on their new journey.

November 2018

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.

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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