Welcome to the website of

The Norfolk & Waveney Local Optical Committee

Norfolk & Waveney Local Optical Committee is a statutory organisation representing the Performers and Contractors registered to provide General Ophthalmic Services with the Norfolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). It is the role of the LOC to act in the best interest of its members when entering discussions and negotiations with CCGs and other organisations that wish to engage with registered Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in this area. 


We aim to provide information to the general public about the services available from Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians working throughout the area and general advice about commonly occurring disorders of the eyes and vision. Information about the specialist services provided by each practice can be found by using the "Find an Optician" tool in  the menu to the left or by using the map and clicking on a marker to reveal details for a chosen practice. 

Professional Login

General Ophthalmic Service Performers and Contractors registered in Norfolk and Waveney can access important professional information about to GOS and Community Service Contracts, news, safety alerts, referral guides, downloads for forms etc. by using the Professional Login at the top of the page or the Login panel at the bottom left. 

The web site also provides up to date information on the Norfolk Local Optometric Association activities and meetings together with other News, Links & Resources.

News Headlines

  • The AOP issues guidance regarding GOS Sight Tests

    AOP have issued a guidance document concerning the GOS SIght Test - what it should include and what it excludes. The full PDF of the leaflet can be found by clicking here.
  • LOCSU Newsletter

     In this issue  -  New QIO Site to go Live - Quality in Optometry toolkit for Clinical Governance - GOS Contract in England checklist - NHS Standard Contract in Englan checklists - for full details Click HERE
  • NEW Address for West Norfolk Cataract Referrals

     Please note all cataract referrals for patients registered with GP practices in West Norfolk should be sent to the King's Lynn Cataract Referral Centre's new address (and phone number) which can be found here
  • LOCSU Hot Brief No.55

    IMPORTANT NEWS - Please see  for the latest PCSE Stakeholder Bulletin that PCSE have sent out to ophthalmic contractors. The bulletin contains an update on:  Ophthalmic Payments  Performers List  Contacting PCSE see link  below LOCSU Hot Brief No.55