Cataract Pathway Information

17 January 2024

Please click here for updated information on the NHS Sussex Integrated Cataract Pathway which was sent out last week. Please click here for the appendices referred to in the letter.

East Sussex LOC Latest News

AGM Notice

Annual General Meeting Kings Centre, 27 Edison Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6PT Wednesday 10th April 2024: 7pm The AGM will be followed by a CPD Lecture: Ashkan Khalili, MD PhD FRCOphth: ‘Glaucoma, the lifelong battle: how to win’ CPD points for Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and IP Optometrists have been applied for. If you wish to attend the …

22 March 2024

MECS Decommissioning Comms

Please see official NHS Sussex communication plus information and guidance from the LOC. NHS Sussex MECS Decomissioning MECS decommissiong letter from LOC

4 January 2024

VCHP Volunteers

Calling all optometrists and assistants/DOs in the Brighton area! Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) is a charity providing free eye care services and glasses to homeless people, who are often unable to access this care for themselves. Our services are provided by qualified volunteer optometrists, supported by Clinic Managers, Dispensing Opticians and Clinic Assistants. …

18 December 2023

Sussex Glaucoma Workforce Survey – please reply by 17/11/23

NHS England has recently commissioned the CLEAR team to deliver a project looking at the Glaucoma pathway across Sussex. This work is part of the latest plans by the NHS to transform eyecare services nationally. Please click here for more details and here to complete a short survey. This will allow us to ascertain the Optometry work force population …

8 November 2023

East Sussex LOC CPD Study Day – 22nd November 2023

We’re pleased to confirm that bookings are now open for the East Sussex LOC CPD Study Day on Wednesday 22nd November in the Donatello’s Lounge, American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL. Further details available here.

16 October 2023

REGO Electronic Referral System Registration

You may be aware that Sussex ICB has been piloting an electronic referral platform called REGO into ESHT. This platform allows for all ROUTINE referrals to be sent into the hospital directly without the need to send to the GP. This pilot is now complete, and the system is available for you to register to …

14 October 2023

BAME Vision

BAME Vision, in collaboration with eye care & sight loss professionals and people with lived experience, are facilitating a series of informative webinars around this year’s themes of National Eye Health Week (which runs from the 18th – 24th September 2023). These sessions are free, and are open to everyone. There will be an opportunity …

19 September 2023

Glaucoma UK Training: Front of House/Non-Clinical Staff

Please click here for information on a training session being run by Glaucoma UK for front of house/non-clinical staff .

31 August 2023

Low Vision Information

A low vision page has been added to the site – Low Vision (

21 July 2023

East Sussex Cataract Pathway

Please click here for an important update on the East Sussex Cataract Pathway. Please click on the links below for the new cataract referral form. These are also available on the referral information pages. Cataract Referral Shared Decision Form: Word Cataract Referral Shared Decision Form: PDF Cataract Referral Shared Decision Form: Editable PDF

14 July 2023

LOCSU Latest news

Save the Date: Regional Optical Conferences Are Coming to You!

This November, LOCSU is going on the road again with seven Regional Optical Conferences.

15 July 2024