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

Job satisfaction Index
Job satisfaction Index

After the crazy year we’ve just had this is a good time to pay some extra attention to the needs of your team. The NEG Business Club has just launched a brand-new tool that will help you to explore how your team feel about their jobs right now and we would love you to be a part of it. It consists of asking each team member to score their job satisfaction in ten different aspects of their employment with...

Stepper take responsibility seriously
Stepper take responsibility seriously

Eyecare can no longer only consider its responsibility in terms of benefitting an individual’s vision needs. Throughout the supply chain it is crucial the industry is aware of its impact on environmental and social issues too, taking measures to deliver the best solutions wherever it can. STEPPER EYEWEAR is on a journey to improve its performance on wherever its impact is felt. This ranges from the use of recyclable materials, where beneficial, to the wellbeing of the communities within...

April 2021

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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