Avon LOC consists of up to 12 members. Elections for vacancies on the LOC take place at the Annual General Meeting, and a term of office is 3 years.

Click on the link below to see
The LOC Constitution

Members are listed below, along with their LOC e-mail addresses and a brief description of their roles in the LOC


Mr Amar Shah

Franchisee community Optometrist in Bristol; volunteer links to Action for Blind and Vision North Somerset.
Point of contact for general queries; new commissioning lead for the CCG, special interest in Low Vision and paediatric projects

Vice Chair

Mr Peter Turner

Peter is a community independent Optometrist, Glaucoma specialist and Senior hospital Optometrist.
For the LOC he is Director and Clinical lead of the Primary Eye Care Company which is currently involved in commissioning for the North Somerset repeat measures scheme. Primary contact for repeat measures schemes across the Avon area


Andrew Pinn Mr

Andrew is a community Independent Optometrist in Bristol.
Any invoicing queries; Director of the Primary Eye Care Company; Primary contact for any post Op Cataract queries


Ms Amy Hughes

Amy is a locum working mainly for independent practices in BANES and Bristol and that I also conduct research and am working towards a PhD. Our secretary, the general contact for any admin queries.

Mr Andrew Edwards

Andrew is an independent community Optometrist in Bath.
He is our lead for any BANES queries.

Miss Anne-Ita McHugh

Anne-Ita is an Optometrist joint venture partner in Bristol.
She is vice chair of the Local Eye Health Network on behalf of the LOC

Lynne Fernandes

Lynne is a community Optometrist with three practices in and around Bristol. Working for the LOC in a support role on the committee

Mrs Jenifer Ogidi

Jenny is an independent community Optometrist.

John Hopcroft

John is an Optometrist and enhanced services manager in the multiple sector.

Kim Williams

Kim is a community Optometrist working in both multiple and independent settings.