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About Us

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The Newton Group has been proudly serving eye care professionals since 1982. From our beginning in the basement of Dr. James 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, processing and shipping thousands of frames, lenses, and soft contact lens orders daily for members nationwide. With your interests being our top priority, we provide a full range of business solutions and tools to help your practice thrive. We truly understand the constantly changing needs and new challenges facing our members in this dynamic industry, and we are your partner for success.


Take advantage of substantial savings by purchasing from The Newton Group, one of the largest authorized contact lens distributors in the country. We stock product from all of the major contact lens manufacturers, including Alcon (Ciba Vision), Bausch & Lomb, Cooper Vision, Vistakon--Johnson and Johnson Vision, Clerio Vision, and X-Cel Specialty Contacts. We pride ourselves on great quality service and attention to your account needs.

Ophthalmic Buying Group

No matter how large or small your practice, we can help you become more profitable by combining your purchasing power with a large and varietal combination of other practices. Building off of our foundation of purchasing power, distribution, and centralized billing, we aim to provide you the tools to not only to compete, but to thrive. Our goal is to assist you in the frame management of your practice as well, 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. With our team's help, let us work together to help increase your cost savings opportunities, strengthen your staff's service ratings and performance levels, and capture the larger share of your local market(s). Together, this unique community is truly stronger.

Meet the Team

Randi Bond, President/Owner

Randi Bond graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration/Marketing and emphasis in Sales Management.  Ms. Bond purchased The Newton Group, Inc. in June 2021 and is now proud Owner and President of this legacy contact lens distribution and billing services company for the eye care industry.  Having grown up with two optometrists as parents (Dr. Ruth and James Bond lol), many of Newton's customers are also next generation colleagues in the eye care business like herself.  Outside of directing TNG, she enjoys painting, music, writing, tarot cards, talking rocks, hiking, and spending time with her daughter and cat.  Although Randi has been living and working remotely in Denver, Colorado for over a decade with her daughter, it is likely she will be "following" her daughter if college ends up being far away.  Which it may. :)

Tammy Mortensen, General Manager

Tammy joined in 1996, and since then, she has held multiple positions in the billing, finance, and computer departments. While working, she earned her degree in Information Technology and pursued further education in accounting. Currently, she serves as the General Manager and Controller. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and his family, playing card games or enjoying a round of golf, as well as taking weekend trips with her sister. Tammy and her husband both enjoy photography and have been able to travel extensively across the U.S. in their RV, capturing landscape and wildlife photos. Their most memorable trip was five weeks in Alaska.

Terri Hernandez, Assistant General Manager

Terri has worked at The Newton Group since 1999. She started working in the Distribution area of the company, and a few years after moved to the Customer Service department. She enjoys talking to many different offices that Newton works with and getting to know the office staff. Outside of work, she has two kids that keep her very busy with all of their sports (Soccer Mom) and extra-curricular activities in the community. Terri enjoys shopping, hanging out with family and friends, being outdoors, reading, and going to any kind of sporting events.

Brent Holtsclaw, IT Director

Brent was born in Newton, IA - raised in and graduated from MHS in Marshalltown, IA. An Army Veteran, Brent was positioned as a Radio Teletype Operator in an Armor Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division; Germany & 24th Infantry Division Artillery, Georgia. After serving in the military, Brent studied Computer Science at Marshalltown Community College. Mr. Holtsclaw started at The Newton Group, Inc. in October 1990 and is now head of the IT department.

Mike Noble, System Administrator

Mike joined the IT department at the Newton Group in September. He was born in Washington State and raised in California. After attending college at the University of the Pacific, he went on to run the Technical Support wing of the university's IT department. A true geek at heart, Mike spends his spare time learning new programming languages, working with the Open Source community, and participating in various hackathons throughout the year. Mike also participates in the Society for Creative Anachronism, forging weapons, armor, and the occasional jewelry using only medieval methods and equipment.

Cody Satterfield, IT Intern

Cody joined in May of 2022. He was born and raised in Newton, and is currently attending the University of Iowa pursuing a degree in Computer Science. In his free time, he likes to go fishing and spend time outdoors. He also enjoys producing music on FL Studio as well as watching the Chicago Bears on Sundays.

Brenda Chisholm

Brenda has been with The Newton Group since 1990. She started in the distribution department and moved to customer service. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family, including 2 daughters, her grandson, 1 dog, and 1 cat. Brenda has lived in Newton her whole life and enjoys getting a massage, going to movies, shopping with friends, and watching the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears on TV with her husband during her free time.

Jenny Hill

Jenny originally joined The Newton Group in 2004 but left in 2009 to pursue her Cosmetology & Massage Therapy licenses and went on to open her own business. She missed us so much that she came back in June of 2023. Along with owning her business, she has two kids: one in college and one still in high school. Outside of her work at The Newton Group and her business, she spends a lot of time attending high school sporting events and other activities with her family.

Emily Light

Emily joined our customer service department in July of 2022 but moved up full-time to the billing department at the beginning of 2023. Emily was born and raised in Newton, as well as the Quad Cities.  Emily decided college wasn't the best fit for her, so she went on to start her own small business. When she's not at The Newton Group you can catch her working/traveling for her small business. Emily also enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and reptiles; as well as taking care of all her plants at home.

Cindy Bruns

Cindy became a part of the Newton Group in April 2017. When she's not busy with work, she cherishes moments with loved ones and friends. Lately, she's unearthed a newfound passion for nurturing greenery; whether it's tending to her own flourishing garden or rescuing plants in need of some extra care, she finds joy in watching life bloom.

Deb Damman

Deb started at The Newton Group December 1997 and works in Distribution; now department lead. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their family and being outside.



Signing up to become a member of The Newton Group is fast and easy. For more information please email or call 1-800-232-5729.