Services & Pathways

Enhanced Services Update

Bridge To Vision

Barking & Dagenham optical practices are providing enhanced sight tests for adults with learning disabilities. This is recognised as one of the most successful schemes of this kind in the country and is achieved through partnership working with the Local Authority & charities such as SeeAbility.

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We would encourage you to act now to prevent avoidable sight loss and increase community services provision by writing to your local Clinical Commissioning Group to encourage adoption of patient pathways such as glaucoma repeat measurements and minor eye condition services. Template letters for each CCG across NELLOC can be requested from the LOC secretary.

Any queries or questions contact

Please keep us informed so we can register practices who have participated.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service
   This service is provided from a number of accredited optical practices throughout the borough of Havering.

In other boroughs this is delivered from a limited number of health center locations.



We would like to advise you that the LOC has codes to access all of the training provided by LOCSU/WOPEC. This is free of charge and is available for the following areas:

* Cataract

* Glaucoma


* Low Vision

More details can be downloaded from the links below. PEARS/MECS practical assessments are being planned for late 2016 and we would encourage you to make use of this invaluable training. To obtain your unique access code please contact the LOC secretary on, stating which modules you are interested in.

For more information on WOPEC Training see the LOCSU website:


The College of Optometrists Joint Supervision Scheme

  Optometrists who may think they don’t have the time or space to supervise a trainee can register their interest with us to joint supervise with another optometrist in their area.


  More details can be found here:



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