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.
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Latest News From National Eyecare
HYGIENIC AND SUSTAINABLE – A WINNING COMBINATION FROM MENICON
“Wash your hands!” Most of us remember the reminder from parents to children the world over. But as we approach the first anniversary of the global pandemic, the importance of hygiene has never been more in focus. Hygiene compliance was a known issue pre-Covid with 49% admitting to not washing their hands before touching their lenses. Hopefully that figure has now dropped, given higher awareness levels about virus and bacteria transmission via touch. However, the good news is that Menicon has...
NEG announces launch of exclusive label contact lens portfolio: mediflex®
National Eye Care Group has secured an agreement with contact lens manufacturer CooperVision to offer NEG members access to a new and exclusive brand, mediflex®. The mediflex® portfolio includes CooperVision’s leading daily disposable lenses, monthly disposable lenses and lens care solutions, all designed to improve patient retention and build practice success. CooperVision’s research demonstrates that private label contact lenses encourage patient loyalty1, help drive spectacle sales2 and generate greater income for practices2. Additional research from the recent COVID...
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.
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.