Welcome to Durham LOC Website

Durham LOC

Welcome to the website of the Durham Local Optical Committee (LOC). Durham LOC is the official organisation which represents optometrists and dispensing opticians in our area.

The purpose of this website is to provide eye care practitioners, other health care professionals, and the public with information about all aspects of eye care provision available within County Durham and Darlington.

The members area holds confidential information for practitioners. If you are a local practitioner wishing to register, please do so via the link at the top of the page.

Please contact us if you cannot find the information you need on this site, or have any queries regarding eye care in our area. Thank you.

Our next meeting is

10th March 2021 6.30pm

Committee meeting via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

Vaccination News!

If you are a practice in County Durham or Darlington, vaccination appointments are available this weekend for patient facing staff. Please see your emails for further information. Appointments are to be booked online by the staff member themselves and include bookings for the first and second dose.

22 January 2021

Practices in Tees Valley CCG Vaccination Information

For Darlington area practices who operate with in Tees Vallety CCG, we have had confirmation vaccination is being rolled out for patient facing staff. All information has been sent via our mailing list. Please contact us if you wish to be signed up to receive this information.

14 January 2021

Vaccination information for Darlington Practices

Darlington practices now fall under Tees Valley CCG and we are awaiting information for this area.  We are advising that all practices start to compile a list of patient facing staff who want the vaccine, so details can’t be sent quickly once the vaccine is available. More information has been sent via email – please …

7 January 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination

Supporting LOC work already under way

15 January 2021

Meet the Board – Charles Bill, LOC representative for the South region

Optometry, Mozart and Dr Frankenstein – meet the man who just can’t sit still

12 January 2021

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Our next meeting is

10th March 2021 6.30pm

Committee meeting via Zoom


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