27 January 2021

The East Sussex LOC would like to invite all members to attend its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17th March 2021, starting at 7pm. For more information, please click on the link below.

This year, there are 7 places up for election on the East Sussex Local Optical Committee. If you have an interest in shaping the future of optometry in the area,
please do consider getting involved.  If you wish to stand for election, please complete the nomination form (link below) and email it to by 5pm on Friday 19th February 2021.

East Sussex LOC AGM Notice

East Sussex LOC Nomination Form

If you wish to attend the East Sussex LOC AGM, please register by clicking here.

East Sussex LOC Latest News

Ordering Lateral Flow Tests

This is a reminder to those contractors who have not yet placed an order for Covid-19 lateral flow antigen self-testing kits: Ordering your Covid-19 lateral flow antigen self-testing kits – Primary Care Support England If you have any queries, we would refer you to email

11 February 2021

New vaccination information

We have been made aware of some updated information with regards to vaccines available for local optometry staff. Please click on the link below: Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

29 January 2021

New vaccination links

We have updated the links for booking vaccinations. Please click here

21 January 2021

Vaccinations for health workers

The LOC have not received any official notification from NHSE South East or any of the optical bodies with regards to Covid-19 vaccine to local optometry staff. It has, however, come to our attention that there is a link being circulated which optometry staff can use to book their Covid-19 vaccine. Details can be found …

14 January 2021

PCSE webinars

A reminder that there are two webinars coming up re ophthalmic payments: Thursday 14th January 2021 – Tuesday 19th January 2021-

14 January 2021

Papilloedema Webinar – 20th January 2021

Please find a link to details about a CET Webinar being held on 20th January on papilloedema. South East Flyer Brain Tumour Soceity CET 20th January 7pm

22 December 2020

Post-op Cataract Examinations

Please see advice for those offering post-op cataract examinations in East Sussex – Post_Cataract_Letter_1120

3 December 2020

Glaucoma CET – 20th July 2020

In preparation for upcoming community-based Glaucoma pathways, you are invited to join Ms Tahmina Pearsall, Consultant Ophthalmologist at East Surrey Hospital, for the first in a series of CET events. This LIVE CET event explores Evaluation of the Optic Nerve Head with Clinical Problem Solving and Case Discussion. It is worth 2 CET points with a Q&A at …

14 July 2020

November 2020 Study Day

It is with great regret we inform you that the LOC have decided to cancel the November East Sussex Study Day this year. This is due to the Covid-19 pandemic and these unprecedented, unpredictable times. We believe that the wealth of online CET events available at the moment are providing a good alternative this year. …

14 July 2020

Workforce Risk Assessment

Information from NHSE-I Dear Optometry Colleagues, The attached National Briefing and Workforce Risk Assessment documents outline the need for Contractors to complete a Risk Assessment. For Contractors who are unsure how to do a Risk Assessment for their workforce,  you can contact the Joint Risk Assessment set up by the Optical Confederation and the College …

13 July 2020

LOCSU Latest news

Benevolent fund offers support

Covid is making life difficult for most people but for optometrists whose work patterns have been significantly affected, it might be having devastating effects on your ability to support yourself and your family.

25 February 2021