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

Tuesday 1st March 2022, 6.30pm

LOC committee meeting Venue TBC

Durham LOC Latest News

Great Committee Meeting Last Night

Thanks to everyone who attended our committee meeting last night – we had lots to discuss and it was really productive. Our next meeting is provisionally scheduled for Tuesday 1st March 2022. And please see our members area for a copy of the second pair application form if you need to issue a second voucher …

1 December 2021

Committee Meeting Next Week – Date Change

Our regular committee meeting is going to be a day earlier than previously advertised and has been changed to Tuesday 30th November at 6.30pm via Zoom. Please contact us if you would like a link to attend as an observer.

21 November 2021

SEI Urgent Referral System Change

Please note that ANY urgent referrals to Sunderland Eye Infirmary MUST be followed up with an admin phone call to confirm the email has been received. Emergency referrals must continue to be telephoned in. Phone numbers and further details are in the member’s area.

11 November 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

LOCSU Leadership Course Could Boost Your Career

Applications are open for the LOCSU leadership skills course. The course is a 20-credit postgraduate module, and part of WOPEC’s MSc programme at Cardiff University.

1 December 2021

Optometry First Webinar Now Available to Watch Again

Earlier this month LOCSU organised a webinar event on Optometry First.

25 November 2021

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Our next meeting is

Tuesday 1st March 2022, 6.30pm

LOC committee meeting Venue TBC


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