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Be Profitable. Be Differentiated. Be Independent.

The Eye Consortium

Where you spend your money matters!

TEC is a philosophy, a high-level strategy that can be incorporated to accelerate any practice in any business environment with a focus on independent practices.

After years of watching profits erode and the commoditization of our dispensaries, a novel approach was imperative. Practice differentiation and the premium patient experience are keys to an independent and profitable practice. We did the work for you and aggregated the best-in-class, independent brands in our industry, known simply as TEC—The Eye Consortium.

We have taken it even further to create a comprehensive suite of solutions consisting of products and services for your practice to use to increase profitability and remain independent. We aim to ease the pain points that make running a business difficult and time-consuming, allowing you to focus on what matters most—your patients. Creating a community of like-minded business people allows us to curate a specialized group of vendor partners, focus on maintaining your unique environment, and increase your profitability.

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TEC Spotlight

ZEISS PhotoFusion X is an all-in-one photochromic solution. The lenses are extremely light-reactive so they go dark and fade back quickly. Blue light protection is also embedded in the lens material, and on top of that, it gives the wearer sunglass-level UV protection.

Our Consortium Partners

3 Reasons to Choose The Eye Consortium

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Profitability is not a bad word...

We utilize data and analytics specific to your practice and region. This data allows you to streamline the day-to-day logistics of running your business and effortlessly increase your profitability. See how this could work for your practice—Join Today!


Stop Feeding the Beast

Many groups preach their support of the independent while silently lining the pockets of your competitors. TEC has carefully selected vendor partners who align with our philosophy. We have not and will not compete against you.


It’s a Win-Win-Win

Our program is carefully designed to create a win for your patients, your business, and your vendor partners. The best type of growth comes organically when mutually beneficial relationships are created.

What We've Been Up to Lately

The New Optometric Alliance Saving Our COGs & Supporting Independent Optometry

When thinking about an optometric alliance to join, you want a group that will help you better serve patients, spur profitability, and enable networking opportunities with other ODs. Read More......

A New Optometric Alliance Launches: How & Why to Join

The Eye Consortium (TEC), a new optometric alliance, has launched. TEC offers a new and expanded take on what it means to be part of an alliance, say TEC founders Matthew Alpert, OD, and Robert Chu, OD. Read More......