Independent Optics Virtual Peer Group


Who can join?


This Independent Optics virtual peer group is a focused industry peer group for directors and business owners of eye-care businesses.  Group member companies vary in size and location.  Revenue requirements are between 1 and 70 million USD per annum, with a staff size of between 10 and 200 employees.

The group meets virtually twice a month for two hours to discuss and share challenges involved with running and operating an eye-care business.

Optics Virtual Peer Group Discussions

The Discussions


In this industry peer group, you will discuss and share the challenges you face in the running and operating of a medium-sized eye-care company.

Each session focuses on a different topic scheduled by the group Chair.  Members are also able to present specific topic requests to the Chair in advance.

Meetings take place twice a month and last around two hours per session.

Group Chair


David Samuel has built an extensive career in the optics industry, which was mostly spent running and overseeing the expansion of Eyesight, an independent optics business that operates in the UK market.   He now spends most of his time coaching and supporting business leaders looking to grow and develop similar companies 

Example Meeting Agenda 


members to check-in and update the group on their activities since the last meeting


one member sits in the hot seat to dive a bit deeper into their current challenges  


a topical issue is explored as a group. Often we will bring in a 3rd party knowledge expert to present a piece on the topic being discussed


a summary of the session. Actions and goals for the next two weeks are agreed on and members are held to account

When does the group meet?

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4 pm CET / 10 am ET

Are there any group rules?

There are no rules as such, but there are some guidelines such as members are highly encouraged to attend every session in order to maintain continuity within the group

Why should I join?

There are many benefits to joining the group, but in a nutshell, it comes down to one thing: improving as a business leader

You can see all the listed benefits in the group brochure which you are highly encouraged to download and read

Is there a cost associated with joining?

Yes, there is a cost to join the group. This fee depends on the group you are looking to join

See the brochure to find out more or contact us with your questions using the form below. 



Apply to become a Group Member

David SamuelIndependent Optics Group