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Leeds LOC is the official organisation which represents Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in our area. We work with NHS commissioners to develop, maintain and improve local eye and vision services, and provide support and guidance for practices, practitioners and the public.

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Volunteer for Vision Care for Homeless People

Leeds Optometrist Recruitment Poster 2022

VISION CARE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE  are seeking volunteer optometrists to perform eye tests for homeless people in Leeds.
The clinic runs on either a Monday or Wednesday from 9.30AM to 2.30PM at St. George’s Crypt Homeless Centre. Volunteering just a few times a year is a great help.

Vision Care for Homeless People runs opticians services within homeless day centres across England providing tests and glasses free of charge for anyone who is homeless, vulnerable or without means. Homeless people are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to obtaining sight tests, glasses and eye care. They suffer a higher level of eye problems than the general population, are prone to losing or breaking their glasses and can find high street opticians difficult to access.

Urgent Referral Update

Please note the following changes made by Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust when seeking ophthalmology advice for emergency referrals. As of Monday 2nd August 2021 the ophthalmology emergency advice/referral guidance line number (2065335) which was a temporary measure during COVID, will cease to exist as the service will be handed back to central PCAL i.e. pre-covid …

31 July 2021

Welcome to our new Website

We hope you enjoy the new Leeds LOC website which is now compatible with tablet and mobile devices. We have transferred all the important information from the old webpage and updated the layout hopefully resulting in a more user friendly experience. We have created a user section which allows registrants to access more sensitive information.  …

6 May 2021

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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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