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

Wednesday 12th May 2021

AGM and CET event via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

AGM and CET Webinar Link

Please click on the link below to register for our AGM and CET event on Wednesday 12th May. 1 CET point is available via a webinar being delivered by Sight and Sound Technology regarding technology for visually impaired people. There will be an update from LOSCU, as well as the usual update from the past …

6 May 2021

AGM and CET event

Our AGM is scheduled for Wednesday 12th May and will feature an update from LOCSU and a webinar on “Assistive Technology” (CET points applied for). You will have received a copy of the nomination form to apply to join the committee if you are on our mailing list. A full agenda and reports for the …

29 April 2021

New Version of See Ability Leaflet

Please see the Patients Area for a new version of the See Ability “People with Learning Disabilities” leaflet. This contains up to date information on the practices linked with this scheme, and details of how the scheme works.

14 April 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

PCSE – Rejected Paper Forms

NHS England and PCSE have reached an agreement to make upfront payments to those who have experienced significant numbers of rejections of the new paper GOS forms. 

30 April 2021

LOCSU Supports College of Optometrists Latest Focus on Life Campaign

In October 2020, the college of optometrists launched the first part of their Focus on Life Campaign.

28 April 2021

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Our next meeting is

Wednesday 12th May 2021

AGM and CET event via Zoom


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