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 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

NEG welcomes AOS as new supplier
NEG welcomes AOS as new supplier

Our latest preferred supplier is AOS, a revolutionary anterior imaging and grading software company who are transforming the eyecare sector. With the release of their latest version, they have created a software product which we very much consider to be in line with our focus for 2021 – it is a tool designed for successful patient and business outcomes.

New Date for conference
New Date for conference

With the on going uncertainty around Covid-19, we are moving our "Building for Success" members conference from the end of May to the 26th & 27th September 2021. It will be at the DeVere Staverton park Estate near Daventry, which offers great space and good transport links for all members to attend. Although many events have moved online, we strongly feel that its important to meet together, share our experiences and celebrate everything that is good about independent practice.

December 2020

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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