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Helly Hansen Eyewear now available to NEG members

Helly Hansen Eyewear now available to NEG members

NORWEGIAN EYEWEAR LAUNCHING HELLY HANSEN EYEWEAR - “ALIVE SINCE 1877” AND ARE DELIGHTED TO BE SUPPLIERS TO THE NATIONAL EYECARE GROUP. From their home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. Norwegian Eyewear was founded by Carl Fredrik Andersen in January 2018. Fredrik grew up in a family driven eyewear company in Norway, with involvement in sales, manufacturing, design and management. Having being granted the global eyewear license for Helly Hansen in 2017, Fredrik’s vision is to bring Norwegian brands to the international market. The Helly Hansen ophthalmic collection covers ladies, men’s and children’s ranges in acetate, stainless steel and titanium. The polarized sunglass collections cater for both lifestyle and sport and have the added benefit of hydrophobic and anti-reflective coatings.


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.


Alcon® helps partners grow their contact lens practice with the launch of new enhancements to its Al

Alcon® helps partners grow their contact lens practice with the launch of new enhancements to its Al

- Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has launched a brand new update to its Alcon Partnership Programme for 2018. With newly added features and enhanced benefits, the programme offers a partnership between Alcon and its customers, allowing them to flourish and work more effectively by receiving tools and support. First launched in 2017, the Alcon Partnership Programme was created specifically for independent practitioners to help support and reward them in delivering outstanding eye care. Predominantly focused on the Growth Rewards programme, offering practices the chance to be rewarded based on their growth, the programme has evolved this year to offer even more benefits to Alcon’s partner accounts.


iDay and NEG go on tour for 2018

iDay and NEG go on tour for 2018

The team behind the annual Independents Day (iDay) business symposium and the National Eyecare Group (NEG) Conference have announced a change to their combined event’s format for this autumn. Proven Track Record’s (PTR) Nick Atkins and NEG’s Phil Mullins have announced that for 2018 the combined event will take a roadshow format covering the north, midlands and south of England. The events will take place during 8 days towards the end of October with the following schedule: • Monday 22nd October: Wembley, London • Monday 29th October, Ricoh Arena, Coventry • Tuesday 30th October: Bolton, Manchester


Alcon® looks to the future by announcing new intake dates for its popular Scholarship programme

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, is helping newly qualified optometrists learn and develop by continuing to run its education scheme throughout the year. The popular Alcon Scholarship programme, along with its other educational programmes and offerings, provide eye care professionals with further opportunities to develop their skills in the field. The next intake’s application window will be open between July and August this year, welcoming optometrists who have been qualified for between two to five years to apply. Those interested can register online and complete an assessment to be considered for the intake. The programme is now also open to international applicants, with last year’s intake including representatives selected by Alcon’s sister Professional Affairs teams from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands and Finland