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


Committee meeting via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

All Services Stopped on Optomanager

As of today, all services have ceased on Optomanager. No episodes should be inputted on to this platform. For any Children’s Pathway, PwLD or Low Vision please keep paper records for now and we will update you once these services are live on Opera.

9 April 2021

GRR Service is Live on Opera

Please start inputting your GRR episodes via the Opera platform.

2 April 2021

GRR Service Update

Please be aware that these episodes should no longer be inputted on Optomanager. This service is moving to Opera, but has been delayed, so for now PES are advising a manual record of any relevant episodes are kept and inputted once the Opera service is live. There is a virtual drop in session tomorrow evening …

23 March 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

New OFNC Chair Confirms Course for the Coming Year

The incoming Chair of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee, Gordon Ilett, has thanked outgoing Chair Paul Carroll for the leadership he has provided throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

7 April 2021

Workshops Provide ‘Great Discussion and Feedback’

Last week two packed virtual workshops were held as LOCSU looked at the future of Optometry first urgent eyecare services.

31 March 2021

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Our next meeting is


Committee meeting via Zoom


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