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About the Local Optical Committee (LOC)

The LOC represents all optometrists and dispensing opticians working in Suffolk. Our members work for the advancement of all aspects of the Profession

In addition to general information we aim to provide information about the role and responsibilities of the LOC, shared care schemes in Suffolk and news of local events .

Audit of Suffolk Optometric Referrals. An audit of the referrals of Suffolk optometrists has been carried out by the Suffolk Local Optometric Committee (LOC) for referrals submitted during the months of July, August and September 2014. The audit was overseen by Dr Derek Dunstone and and the full report and results are available.Click here for details

Click here for a summary of the LOC's activities over the last decade

Click here for a list of Suffolk LOC members

The next LOC meeting will be on Wednesday 16th January 2019

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Aims and Purpose of the LOC

The following are listed as objectives of the Suffolk LOC:

To advise the PCT on matters affecting optometrists undertaking general ophthalmic services in the area.

To enable optometrists undertaking general ophthalmic services in the area to formulate collective views on the administration of the services and in particular to make suggestions for their improvement and to transmit them to the PCT.

To disseminate information about the general ophthalmic services among optometrists in the area and to assist individual optometrists to understand and to comply with their terms of service.

To consider any complaint made to them by any optometrist against any other optometrist practising in the area for which the committee is constituted involving any question of the efficiency of the general ophthalmic services.

To advise the PCT on matters affecting optometrists in relation to the hospital eye services, the scope and efficiency of those services, and in connection with the provision of ophthalmic services from Health Centres, Clinics and the like.

To carry out such other advisory or consultative functions as may be incidental to or assist in the attainment of the above objects, including liaison with Patient's Forums within the area.

To organise Continuing Education for Optometrists and dispensing opticians