SightNet, founded in 2003, is an established national network of independent Optometrists, who qualify for better supplier discounts, through joint purchasing without compromising their own identity as individual businesses. SightNet management was able to negotiate discounts and Optometrists are invited to join SightNet by entering into an agreement with SightNet.
With the necessary systems and procedures in place, SightNet offers Optometrists administrative and financial support functions in their practices. This has a positive effect on the individual practice as the optometrist has more time to focus on getting more feet through the practice doors while at the same time being able to compete with the bigger optometry groups.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I am interested in joining SightNet, what is the next step?
A: Complete an application form and fax it to SightNet. Membership gets approved based on a prior credit check. You can obtain the purchasing application form by phoning our office on 018 788 2397/8 or send a fax to our office requesting to have the application form faxed back to you on fax number, 018 788 2399.
Q: How long does it take before I can commence my purchasing through SightNet?
A: Once a signed Purchasing Agreement is received back by SightNet a single account number is opened for you with each approved SightNet supplier within 10 days where after purchasing can commence.
Q: How much discount will I receive from SightNet Suppliers?
A: You can save up to 35% on purchases from certain listed suppliers, however the exact discount structure are set out in SightNet’s Purchasing agreement, which you will receive upon completion of your application form.
Q: How do I purchase through SightNet?
A: By quoting your new SightNet account numbers on a need-to-know-basis, you purchase products directly from the suppliers. Products and invoices are delivered to you, which gives you control over when and to what amount you want to purchase products. This also means you retain your relationship with suppliers and sales representatives who will still visit your practice to introduce new products.
Q: How do I settle my account with SightNet?
A: SightNet provides you with a detailed monthly statement on the 25th of each month summarising all the purchases made during the month. You settle your accounts with SightNet electronically or via credit card on a 30 day from statement date basis. Products purchased during the month are only payable by the 25th of the following month.
Interested to join?
Should you wish to receive further information and immediately reap the benefits of supplier discounts, fill in the form with your details and a SightNet representative will contact you.
Tel: 018 788 2397/8
Fax: 018 788 2399
S Buys Business Park,
Cnr Kaolin & Radium Street,
PO Box 21,