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

New email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI

Please note there is a new form and email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI. Please see the members area for details. Thanks.

31 January 2021

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

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LOCSU Latest News

Benevolent fund offers support

Covid is making life difficult for most people but for optometrists whose work patterns have been significantly affected, it might be having devastating effects on your ability to support yourself and your family.

25 February 2021

Glaucoma UK statistics highlight severe COVID-19 impact on eye health services

In a collaborative project with Wilmington Healthcare, Glaucoma UK compared figures from 2019 with those from 2020, to determine the reduction in patient care due to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 February 2021

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Our next meeting is

10th March 2021 6.30pm

Committee meeting via Zoom


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