Acute Community Eyecare Service (ACES)

This service is available for anyone registered with a GP in Somerset.

It is for the assessment and treatment of recently occurring eye problems (i.e. within the last 2-3 weeks). You do not need to be referred by a GP - you can access this service directly.

Problems that can be dealt with by the ACES scheme include:

  • A sudden or recent reduction in vision in one or both eyes
  • Red eye(s) or eyelids
  • Pain and/or discomfort in the eyes, around the eye area or temples
  • Recent onset or sudden increase of flashes and/or floaters in one or both eyes
  • Mild trauma, for example a scratch to the outer surface of the eye(s) or lid(s)
  • Suspected foreign body in the eye
  • Recent onset of double vision
  • Significant recent discharge from or watering from the eye.

Please ring in advance as specific appointments are made available as required. For more information please click here.


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