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

Auto Enrolment Pensions Information Evening
Auto Enrolment Pensions Information Evening

Following on from member’s feedback regarding Auto Enrolment Pensions, we have organised an evening for members to receive information and advice about this very important issue. The first evening will be held on the 30th June at the Royal Holloway University of London, in Egham Surrey. The second eveing will be held on the 19th July at the Holiday Inn, Garforth near Leeds. Each evening will start at 6pm and will include a buffet as well as the presentation...

The Xact way to compliance
The Xact way to compliance

NEG have teamed up with Xact services to offer members a comprehensive business service. Xact services are tailored specifically to the sector and deal with all of the best practice and compliance issues an optometry practice will face including a full suite of services to assist with GOC requirements. Our services provide support for issues such as risk assessments in sector specific areas including a full suite of COSHH assessments, abrasive wheels, lasers and infection control etc. In the HR...

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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.

Echo is here

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.

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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