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 25th May 2022 6.30pm

Durham LOC AGM and committee meeting at Ramside Hall, Durham.

To include a CPD event

Durham LOC Latest News

Notification of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Durham LOC will be held on Wednesday 25th May 2022 at Ramside Hall Hotel (Durham) at 6.30pm. In addition to the AGM, Hoya will be providing a CPD event. The Agenda for the AGM, Chair’s Report, Treasurer’s report and registration details  will be available in due course.  If you …

27 April 2022

Optegra Team Valley Added to Cataract Provider List

County Durham CCG have added Optegra in Team Valley (NE11 0BE) as a provider choice for cataract surgery. You will now find Optegra Team Valley as a choice of provider for patients within this service on Opera. Referrals are currently still directed via the patients GP, so please ensure that you also annotate the referral …

18 February 2022

New Online Maculopathy OCT Course Available

WOPEC and LOCSU have launched a Maculopathy OCT Interpretation lecture series. This course is aimed at Optometrists involved in Maculopathy referral filtering and monitoring services as well as MECS and CUES. There are 5 lectures and the course is worth 5 CPD points. Please email for a code to be able to access the …

13 January 2022

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Minimising Sight Loss: Overcoming the Obstacles Event

This is an online event on 1st July 2022, held by NHS England and NHS Improvement eye care pathways improvement programme, the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP).

13 May 2022

Now Recruiting – Chief Executive, LOCSU

Circa £95,000 pa. London, EC1 (with potential for flexible working).

11 May 2022

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Our next meeting is

Wednesday 25th May 2022 6.30pm

Durham LOC AGM and committee meeting at Ramside Hall, Durham.

To include a CPD event


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