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Menicon launches its first daily disposable toric contact lens in the UK

Menicon launches its first daily disposable toric contact lens in the UK

Menicon Ltd has unveiled a toric version of its award-nominated Miru 1day Flat Pack contact lens – its first daily disposable toric lens for the UK market. This popular lens, with its combination of all-day comfort, hygienic handling and convenience, can now be offered to more of your customers.


NEG 2021 Members conference

NEG 2021 Members conference

We're excited to confirm the dates for our 2021 Building for Success Conference as being on 23 and 24 May. The venue will be the superb DeVere Hotel Staverton Park, Daventry, with excellent accessibility for both road and rail. The theme of the two-day event for members – to be filled with CET, business discussion, socialising and more – is 'The tools for success'. Phil Mullins, NEG operations director, said: "Over the course of two packed days of learning, networking and business-building, we aim to share with members the most valuable tools that they require in their toolbox to develop their business, succeed in an ever-changing world, and help promote a strong independent sector in the UK. "Stay tuned to your inbox, Vision Now and our social media channels for all the latest conference updates as we announce them," added Phil.


Optinet rolls out eGOS in England

Optinet rolls out eGOS in England

Optinet has supported five independentpractices in England this month to become early adopters of electronic General Ophthalmic Services (eGOS) GOS1 and GOS3 form submissions – with full integration to the company's flagship FLEX practice management system (PMS). The IT division of the National Eyecare Group (NEG), Optinet was the first to offer eGOS integration to Scottish practices in 2018. It is now rolling out its eGOS programme across England, as Primary Care Support England commences acceptance of e-submissions from the end of October.


Come and join the club!

Come and join the club!

With today’s market changing constantly and more independent opticians being purchased by groups or closing down due to competition, it is even more important that the owners in surviving businesses take the time each week to work on their business not just on the day to day jobs. With footfall on the high street decreasing, you can’t just expect potential customers to walk in without using ongoing marketing and working your database to fill your books. You need to spend time developing your relationship with your customers old and new.


Record growth leads to expansion in size and delivery

Record growth leads to expansion in size and delivery

Optinet, the IT services division of the National Eyecare Group (NEG), has declared 2018 its most successful year ever with record installations of its flagship Optinet FLEX practice management system (PMS). Due to this rapid growth, the company has doubled the size of its offices in Malvern, Worcestershire, and opened a dedicated on-site training facility.