About Us

The Newton Group has been proudly serving eye care professionals since 1982. From our humble beginnings in the basement of Dr. Bond’s practice, we quickly grew to become an industry leader in providing services for the independent practitioner community. Today, we are one of the largest purchasing alliances in the country leveraging the buying power of over 2,500 eye care professionals with over 200 ophthalmic suppliers, ship tens of thousands of contact lenses daily to members nationwide and provide a full range of management services and tools to help your business thrive. We pride ourselves on being a company that truly understands the constantly changing needs and new challenges facing our members in this dynamic industry. We are your partner for business success.

Distribution

Take advantage of substantial savings by purchasing from The Newton Group, one of the largest authorized contact lens distributors in the country. We stock hundreds of thousands of lenses from all the major contact lens manufacturers such as Bausch & Lomb, Ciba Vision, Vistakon, Cooper Vision and X-Cel Specialty Contacts. We pride ourselves on giving the same great quality service and attention no matter what the size of the order.

Ophthalmic Buying Group

On your behalf, Newton works with over 240 ophthalmic suppliers to give you that competitive edge in the market place. No matter how large or small your practice, we can help you become more profitable by combining your purchasing power with thousands of other practices. Together, we are stronger.

Management Services

Building off of our foundation of purchasing power, distribution and convenient centralized billing, we aim to provide you the tools to not only to compete, but to thrive. We have put together a series of programs designed to assist you in the management of your practice while still allowing you to maintain complete control so you can spend more time in the exam room and be provided the information and tools you need to realize cost savings opportunities, improve service, reach a new technology driven patient base and grow your top line.




Meet the Team

Dr. Jim Bond, O.D.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Bond is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the Southern California College of Optometry. He and his wife, also an optometrist, pursued private practice careers in Newton, Iowa. During his optometric career, he served on legislative and third party committees with the Iowa Optometric Association, becoming its president in 1993-94. At the American Optometric Association, he served as Director of the Member Services Center, was a member if its’ Long Range Planning Committee and also was the chair of the MERT project, or membership expansion and retention team. He has also held hospital staff privileges at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa, and both Broadlawn Medical Center and the Veterans Hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa. Within the eye care industry, Dr. Bond has served on the Mid America VSP board, been on numerous industry advisory panels, including Bausch and Lomb and Ciba Vision.

Dr. Bond has also been very active as a businessman both within and outside of the eye care industry. He has been involved with the development and ownership of numerous companies, including; Computer Software, Ophthalmic Manufacturing, Cold Storage and Transport, Contact Lens Solutions, Residential Development, Luxury Resort Development and Building Products. Through this unusual mix of involvements, Dr. Bond has a somewhat uncommon and unique perspective that combines both the views of a successful private practice optometrist with those of a successful entrepreneurial businessman.

Randi Bond
Daughter of Drs. Ruth and Jim Bond, ODs, began working as a Customer Service Representative for The Newton Group in high school full-time during the summers before attending the University of Southern California (USC), graduating with a Business Administration degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Sales Management.  As a business professional and marketing executive, but also artist, songwriter, and proud soccer Mom, Randi co-manages both The Newton Group, as well as the family's resort in Missouri, Stonewater Cove, from her remote office home base in Denver, Colorado.  Utilizing the strengths and insights formed from study and service industry experience, plus having been raised by two eye doctors, a serial entrepreneur, and a social guru, Ms. Bond is dedicated toward strategic change and synergistic alliances within the ophthalmic industry to ensure a successful integration for The Newton Group in this new-modern era of technology and an artificial intelligence mapped future.  Her priority is to efficiently and effectively navigate this quickly changing landscape of independent-private and co-oped practices as an intermixed and integral component to retail business and a highly competitive marketplace.




 

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For more information please email information@newtonpro.com or call 1-800-232-5729.