Staffordshire Local Optical Committee

Professional and Downloads

A password-protected page is available by clicking here, which contains referral and community eye care protocols and forms exclusively for the use of Staffordshire optometrists and dispensing opticians.

Any Staffordshire optometrist or dispensing optician wishing to visit the secured page should email LOC secretary Alison Lowell, giving his or her full name, GOC number and practice(s) currently working in.  Once your details have been validated, Alison will send you a reply containing your password.


Referral Pathways

 Please click on the relevant area for Referral pathways:

North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

Ophthalmology Red Flag Criteria

South Staffordshire referrals to RWT

New Cross Ophthalmology Referral Guidelines

East Staffordshire and South East Staffordshire


Staffs LOC Guidance on Eye Examinations for Children

(This is a response to parents being advised by certain Opticians that their child is too young to have an Eye Test). Please click here for guidance.





Clinical Governance





Contact details for Primary Care Team




College of Optometrists:





Contact details for North Midlands Primary Care team

Should you with to contact NHSE Area Team please use email address




Presentations from the South Staffs Opticial Society Meeting of 10th October 2018


Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy 



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