Local Optical Committee member

James Bontoft is an active member of the local optical committee (LOC) in Pennine Lancashire.

The local optical committee is a group of optometrists who seek to further enhance the role of optometry in the local area and who liaise and communicate with the local Clinical Commissioning Group and health trusts to better establish links and improve services across the area. We offer support for fellow optometrists and dispensing opticians and organise various CET training events throughout the year.

The local optical committee was instrumental in the establishment of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen’s Integrated Eye services which was launched in October 2015. This is a group of enhanced optometric services available in several practices across the area.