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 13th July 2021

LOC committee meeting. Venue TBC

Durham LOC Latest News

LOCSU are recruiting Optical Leads

Please see our job vacancies section if you are interested in applying for this role. The closing date is this coming Thursday.

6 June 2021

New Job Vacancies Page

We have added a Job Vacancies page to the website. This will be in the “Professionals” drop down menu, so member access is not needed to see posts. Please contact us if you wish to add a vacancy.

24 May 2021

Great AGM!

Thanks to Sight and Sound Technology for a great CET section at our AGM last week. It was informative and interesting to see all the new technologies available for sight impaired people. The date for our next committee meeting has been set and we also hope to hold a further CET event later in the …

17 May 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

Award-winning Special Eye Care Service Starts Work

SeeAbility, has recently won the Heathcare and Medical Research Charity of the Year at the prestigious Charity Awards 2021.

16 June 2021

Details of Glaucoma Awareness Week Have Been Revealed

Glaucoma Awareness Week, coordinated by Glaucoma UK, will run from 28 June to 4 July this year, coming at a time when the UK is slowly emerging from covid-19 restrictions.

16 June 2021

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Our next meeting is

Tuesday 13th July 2021

LOC committee meeting. Venue TBC


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