Suffolk Local Optical Committee - events
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Events List / Lecture notes

5th Dec 2012 An update on current views in childrens eyecare

13th Mar 2013 Eyecare referrals power point lecture notes

22nd October 2013 Suffolk LOC AGM and Retinoscopy talk (click for handout)

12th November 2013 Prof. Mo Jalie: Progressive Lens Design & Adaptive spectacle lenses

28th January 2013 Dr Gordon Hay: Posterior Segment Side Effects of Commonly used Systemic Drugs & recommended reading "The pathology of ocular cancer"

16th April 2014 Double bill: Legal aspects of CL supply & Dont forget the conjunctiva

20th May 2014: "Tackling Tractions and holes" & "Low vision - Dark art, or part of community practice?"

9th September 2014 Suffolk LOC Optometry Study Day lecture notes: Incomitancy, Diabetic Maculopathy

Wed 22 April 2015 6.45pm: How good are our referrals?

Thursday 11th June 2015 6.30pm: How to Avoid the FTP Committee - lecture notes

Tuesday 13th October 2015: Post op CMO, Cataract Surgery outcomes and risks

Tuesday 16th February 2016: Dry eye guidance, Glaucoma and red eye, CCG Dry eye guidance Blepharitis PIL Dry eye PIL

Thursday 3rd March 2016: Cataract Scheme Accreditation Meeting (Ipswich)

Wednesday 16th March 2016: Cataract Scheme Accreditation Meeting (Rougham)

Thursday 5th May 2016: Low Vision Evening at Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9JA

Tuesday 20th September 2016: Presbyopia Control (Ipswich)

Tuesday 18th October 2016: OCCS peer discussion and LOC AGM (Ipswich)

Tuesday 15th November 2016: Professor Peter Allen - Communication in the consultation - lecture notes

Wednesday 8th February 2017: 2017 Cataract Re-Accreditation 7pm. Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Southgate Green IP33 2BL

Wednesday 22 March 2017: Inter-professional referrals, Joint educational meeting for optometrists & pharmacists & GMPs 7.00– 9.15pm, Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich IP2 0UA

Thursday 23rd March 2017: Drop in session at West Suffolk Hospital. Mr Hanspal and Mr Hussain will host a session from 6.30pm in the meeting room at the Eye Treatment Centre.

Friday 31st March 2017 9:00am-4:00pm: Introductory workshop on clinical imagining. Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds

Wednesday 17th May 2017: Bury St Edmunds Rugby club from 7pm for the West Suffolk consultants to present on their areas of specialism

Wednesday 7th June 2017: Cataract accreditation meeting at the Holiday Inn, Ipswich: Complications, and the patient's journey.

Wednesday 12th July 2017: Mr Simon Hardman Lea talks on Faulty plumbing: retinal vascular disease. Holiday inn, Ipswich at 19.00 1 CET point for Optoms and DOs.

Thursday 21st September 2017: Drop-in sessions at Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, IP4 5PD from 6pm

Thursday 21st September 2017: Drop-in sessions at West Suffolk Hospital from 6pm

Wednesday 27 September 2017: Frailty and falls intervention by optometrists. Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich IP2 0UA, 7.00– 9.15pm

Tuesday 17th October 2017: LOC AGM at the Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich, IP20UA. 18.30-21.00pm

Thursday 2nd November 2017: Drop-in sessions at Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, IP4 5PD from 6pm

Wednesday 8th November 2017: Nuffield ophthalmology lectures. Nuffield Hospital, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.IP4 5SW

Serving the community and profession of optometry © 2013

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