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Why HMI Buying Group?
Still The Leader After Two Decades
For over 27 years, HMI has been the leading buying group
of independent optometrists, opticians and dispensing
ophthalmologists nationwide. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Jerry
Hayes, HMI has grown to become the world’s largest
optical buying group wholly owned by an optometrist.

Over the years, we have improved our operating
procedures in hundreds of ways, but the simple keys to our
success have been deep discounts, exceptional service,
and honest, up-front dealings with our members.
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Straightforward Discounts You Can Trust,
NO Administrative Fees

With HMI, the discount you are quoted is the one you get. Membership is
FREE and there are NO hidden “administrative” fees.

Some buying groups offer discounts that “look” great, but then tack on an
administrative fee to every purchase you make — a fee that can go up if your
monthly purchases go down — and often calculate their fee after adding taxes
and handling. In addition, many charge a fee on “net” items, and even keep the
administrative fee on items that are returned. One of our competitor's web sites
says “astonishingly low administrative fee of 2.93%.” Our “astonishingly low”
fee at HMI Buying Group is 0%!

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Deep Discounts From The Industry’s
Leading Suppliers
The staff at HMI Buying Group has been negotiating deep
discounts from the industry’s leading suppliers since 1983.
As an HMI member, you’ll save 5%-55% on frames, contact
lenses, lab services, exam/equipment supplies, office
products and practice marketing/management tools from
over 250 of the industry’s top suppliers.
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NO Minimum Purchase Requirements —
Buy What You Want, When You Want
You can sometimes get better discounts by buying direct, but maintaining
those discounts often means buying larger quantities from fewer vendors or
being forced to meet minimum monthly purchase levels. In order to meet their
minimums, many practices find themselves buying more from one vendor than
they would really like to. HMI members have access to over 250 suppliers with
deep discounts and no minimum purchases. You can always buy what you
want, when you want, without worrying about maintaining your discount.
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Most Comprehensive And Up-To-Date
Price List In The Industry
Are your prices changing without you knowing it?
Whether you buy your supplies from a buying group or
directly from a vendor, it should be easy to check current
prices every time you place an order. HMI members can
access current prices 24 hours a day just by clicking
“Member Price List” on the hmibg.com home page.
Prospective members may request a price list by calling
Member Services at 800.569.0681.
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100% Billing Accuracy Makes Reconciling
Your Statement Fast And Easy
Lower prices are the reason most eyecare professionals join a buying group.
However, independent surveys show that regular users of GPOs place a much
greater value on accurate, consolidated billing than on lower prices. HMI is
the only buying group that guarantees your statement will be 100% accurate
every month. When you consider the time and expense involved in correcting
billing errors, you can understand why many members think this is our most
important service!
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Access Your Statement Online
24 Hours A Day
As an HMI member, you won’t have to wait for your HMI
Buying Group statement to arrive in the mail! Just log on
to the HMI web site the 7th of each month to access your
current statement as well as those from previous months.
For most members, this means at least three extra days
to reconcile supplier accounts before payment is due!
We will even send you a reminder via e-mail each month
letting you know your statement has been posted.
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Never Lose Your Discount Again,
Pay Online With iDrafts
If you have been a buying group member, you know that discounts are
sometimes lost simply because an invoice gets misplaced or someone forgets
to mail a payment before the deadline. With iDrafts Electronic Payment
Services
, you never have to worry about losing your discount again. With the
click of a mouse, you can review your statement and make payment, all in a
secure environment. And when you enroll in the AutoPay option, payments
are automatically deducted directly from the designated account. iDrafts saves
staff time and mailing costs — no checks to write, no payments to mail,
no postage.
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Member Service Second To None
Our reputation as “the easiest buying group in the
eyecare industry to do business with”
is honestly
earned — each of our customer service professionals
average 15 years optical buying group experience. If you
have a question, they can answer it. If you have a problem,
they can solve it. Our ability to consistently deliver
exceptional customer service is just one of the reasons
our members have been with us more than 15 years on
average! No other buying group can beat that record.
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