Practice Support Network

For the future of Independent Practice


AIO has long held the ambition of offering a service to help aspiring Independents and recently established Independents (whether by practice acquisition or new start-up) to realise their ambitions in owning and running successful practices.
In 2018 AIO launched this service alongside our very good friends and supporters – Eyeplan, NEG, Specs Network and Myers La Roche

 AIO provide practices with:

    • Free practice membership of AIO for the first 12 months and a 50% discount on membership for the second 12 months
    • The opportunity to sign up to the new Eye Promise quality mark for Independent Practices
    • Mentoring services through an on-line forum and with support from experienced AIO members
    • AIO practice insurance policies that include PI Insurance, general business insurance
    • AIO income protection insurance
    • Arranging meetings with other Practice Support Network companies
    • Providing e-mail and telephone support for members (and aspiring members) of the programmeAny other administration that may be required.
    • Any other admistration that may be required

About AIO:

The Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (AIO) has been around for over 60 years and is unique in representing Independent practitioners only.
AIO has clear policies about the world of optics, is in regular dialogue with important stakeholders such as the GOC, The College of Optometrists, FODO, ABDO and LOCSU, and is regularly featured in the optical media.
AIO is a growing and positive force for the long term, sustainable and vibrant Independent sector. We are delighted to be launching the AIO Practice Support Network