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2016 saw a significant merger in the events side of our industry when the team behind Independents Day agreed to join forces with National Eyecare Group to run our conferences on the same weekend. Due to its phenominal success we continued our partnership in 2017 at the Ricoh Arena and the combined event is proving hugely popular with both independent practitioners and industry alike.

In order to thrive, independent practitioners also need to operate sound business as well as clinical practices. Recognising this fact the focus of our event is biased towards business development and simply being the most commercially successful practice you can be. If you work in independent practice, whether optician or optometrist, practice owner or practice team member - you are ALL welcome to attend. 

We look forward to meeting friends old and new again in 2018, whilst celebrating all that's good about being independent!

Independents Day 2018 Independents Day 2018

We're busily working on this year's exciting programme. As well as a top-notch speaker programme, this year we will again be running interactive break-out sessions.

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NEG Conference 2018 NEG Conference 2018

This years annual conference will take place immediately prior to iDay. Once again this popular conference will be open to ALL independents.

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iDay in Video iDay in Video

See what all the fuss has been about over the last 13 years! Take a peek at the video highlights, as well as catching up on previous Independents Days.

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