Welcome to Hampshire LOC

This website is for Optical Professionals in Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Hampshire Local Optical Committee (LOC) exists to represent and assist local performers and contractors providing NHS General Ophthalmic Services in Hampshire and Isle of Wight. The remit of the LOC is set out in our constitution.

The LOC works closely with Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s ICB (Integrated Care Board) and hospital Trusts.

The work of the LOC is funded by the collection of a statutory levy, based on a percentage of NHS sight test fee income. The amount deducted, calculated after drawing up the budget, is agreed by a resolution at the AGM. Accounts and a report of the LOCs work are produced annually for the AGM.

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Hampshire LOC Latest News

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 28 June 2024

United Kingdom & Éire Glaucoma Society annual conference – Southampton 9-10 October 2024 Hampshire LOC has received notification from one of our local ophthalmologists, Nishani Amerasinghe who is President of the UK & Eire Glaucoma Society regarding the conference and inviting optometrists with an interest in Glaucoma to register. Tickets for optometrists would be under …

1 July 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 26 June 2024

Practice Plus FREE CPD Dinner 10 July 2024 – Last few spaces remaining Last remaining spaces for our CPD Dinner event on the 10th of July at 6:00PM hosted at the Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel. This event will give you an opportunity to meet the team from the Winchester mobile clinic, tour the facilities and …

26 June 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 31 May 2024

SpaMedica Cataract Post Operative Accreditation Event – 19 June 2024 This event is now full. If anyone would like to be added to the cancellation list please email: Sapphire Eye Care Grand Rounds, OCT Interpretation Quiz – 25 June 2024 Sapphire Eye Care warmly invites you to take on your colleagues – who will …

1 June 2024

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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

GOC’s Business Registrant Survey 2024

The GOC recently carried out a survey to understand more about the businesses it regulates and the issues they face.

1 July 2024

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