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WELCOME!

The Northumberland, Tyne & Wear LOC is the official organisation which represents optometrists and opticians in our area. It was formed in January 2015 by the amalgamation of North of Tyne and South Tyne & Wear LOCs. The main role of the LOC is to work with local NHS commissioners to make community eye care services accessible to patients and cost effective for the NHS.

The objective of this website is to provide eye care practitioners, other health care professionals and the public with information about all aspects of eye care provision available within Northumberland, Tyneside and Sunderland. Please explore the rest of our site by clicking on the links.

Purpose of the LOC

Liaising with local NHS Commissioners and other organisations.

Collating general optical correspondence on mandatory procedures, best practice and benchmarking.

Disseminating information to the profession.

Developing the role of optometry in the community.

Developing partnerships in shared care and with neighbouring LOCs.