News & Events
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 been at the forefront of hygiene innovation for decades. And this commitment is clearly evident in terms of its innovative packaging.
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 lockdown of Spring 2020 highlighted a strong link between online patient loyalty and private label.3
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
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.
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.