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.

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.

***The members area is now functional, if you are a practitioner wishing to register, please do so via the link at the top of the page***

Our next meeting is

9th December 2020 6.30pm

Committee meeting via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

The National Optical Conference Goes Virtual

Did you know that if you are an Optometrist working as a contractor or performer, you are automatically an LOC member? The NOC starts in a week’s time and this year is a virtual conference, so as a member, you are invited! Click here to see the sessions you can attend and to book a …

16 November 2020

PPE in Optical Practice

A reminder of PPE requirements in Optical Practice: Please see the members area for a letter from NHS England with learnings from hospital outbreaks for COVID-19.

13 November 2020

Eyecare is still available in lockdown

It has been confirmed Optical practices can stay open to provide care for our communities during the second lockdown. Please contact your local practice if you have any eye problems – as well as providing sight tests, your Optometrist may be able to provide a Minor Eye Conditions service which could enable you to …

5 November 2020

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LOCSU Latest News

LOCSU launches #YourLOC campaign

Campaign aims to drive awareness of LOCs and the benefits of more optical practitioners getting involved

23 November 2020

NOC LOCSU/WOPEC Virtual Peer Discussion sessions announced

Sessions will feature aspects of LOCSU Clinical Pathways

19 November 2020

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Our next meeting is

9th December 2020 6.30pm

Committee meeting via Zoom


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