Somerset Local Optical Committee
My Local Optician


Compulsory Training

All optometrists and registered dispensing opticians are required to undertake a certain amount of compulsory education every year (known as Continuing Education and Training or CET). The Local Optical Committee puts on four half day events every year in order that local optometrists can gain the required amount of training and also get to know others involved in eyecare in Somerset such as the local ophthalmologists.

In reality most optometrists and dispensing opticians will participate in far more than just these local events as they look to keep up to date with latest developments. Indeed many optometrists and dispensing opticians in Somerset will have specialist qualifications in many different areas.

For more information about how optometrists and dispensing opticians are regulated you can visit the website of the General Optical Council.