Somerset Local Optical Committee
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Somerset Sight - Patient Support Group - Taunton Eye Clinic

You are invited to the Eye Clinic Support Group.  This is an informal meeting for anyone who would like advice, information or support about eye conditions.

Date:     Friday 20th May 2016
Time:     10.00am - Midday
Location: Somerset Sight, Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA1 1DG (Parking                           Available)

Specialist Nurses from the Eye Department at Musgrove Park will be there to answer your questions, give information and advice.  This session Zdenek will be conducting a question and answer session. Please come along.  It is your opportunity to ask an expert about your eye condition.

Everyone is welcome -  for further information please contact or

Somerset Sight 01823 366141

Please click on the link below to view/print invitation poster.

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.
Somerset Sight Invitation Poster