Norfolk & Waveney LOC

Norfolk & Waveney Local Optometric Committee (LOC) is the statutory NHS body which represents the providers and performers of General Ophthalmic Services (GOS), as well as other local optometric services, in the area.

The Committee is responsible to the Norfolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

GOS (known commonly as NHS sight testing) is provided by contractors (normally high street practices and domiciliary companies). Contracts can be held by optometrists, ophthalmic medical practitioners, dispensing opticians, lay persons or companies. Sight tests are usually carried out (performed) by optometrists, who must be registered with the General Optical Council and be on the Ophthalmic Performers List administered by an Area Team on behalf of NHS England.