Useful Links

For links to neighbouring LOC websites see the bottom of the referrals page

Useful comparitive measuring tools
For C:D ratios, Van Herick and effect of disc diameter

Association of Optometrists
The representative body for optometrists.

College of Optometrists
The educational and public interest organisation for optometry.

Quality in Optometry
Site to assist with clinical governance and contract compliance.

The LOC Support Unit
Advice and support for Local Optical Committees.

Stockport NHS
Lists all family practitioners in Stockport, Optometrists, GPs, Pharmacists and Dentists.

Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group

Optometry Today
Premier optometric journal in the UK published by the AOP.

Journal for optometrists and dispensing opticians from Reed Business Publications.

General Ophthalmic Services
Notices relating to GOS, including voucher and ST updates, are posted here:

Older GOS related documents such as FPNs can often be located on the COIN database:

National Electronic Library for Health
Full of health related information and including a link to PubMed to search for published articles.

Cochrane Library
A library of evidence for health interventions.

The Cochrane Library

General Optical Council
The statutory body regulating optometry in the UK.

The Eye Care Trust
Useful source of patient information.

Royal National Institute for the Blind
For patient information.

The British Dyslexia Association
For information about dyslexia.

Dyslexia Action
An educational charity for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia.

National Screening Committee - Retinopathy
Information relating to retinopathy screening by digital imaging.

Safeguarding Children
Links to NICE, Stockport contacts and Stockport website.


Directorate for Optometric Continuing Education & Training

Safeguarding training: