clear vision in just 4 weeks

NHS cataract treatment in as little as four weeks!*

Welcome To ACES

ACES, founded in 2007, is an independent provider of NHS eye care services in the community. We support the NHS, whilst providing patients with the highest standards of clinical care from expert consultant ophthalmic surgeons.

ACES offer exceptional and timely community routine and emergency ophthalmology outpatient services. Using the latest in ophthalmic technology, we consistently provide excellent clinical outcomes for all patients allowing them to enjoy a better quality of life.

ACES are able to treat patients with cataracts in just four weeks, in a setting that is both convenient and comfortable without requiring a hospital visit.



All patients have the legal right to choose where they have their NHS treatment. A full guide on how to be referred can be found here

All healthcare professionals referring NHS patients to ACES should ideally use the NHS e-referral service in the first instance. Full details of all referral pathways can be found here.

Alternatively we have a referral form available here that can be completed and submitted to

Patients can be expected to be seen, on average, within three weeks from their initial referral. If a patient requires cataract surgery, they will then be offered the opportunity to choose a suitable appointment time in an ACES clinic that is most convenient to them. Patients requiring cataract surgery will expect to wait on average four weeks, which is vastly less than traditional NHS hospitals.

Patients will need to be referred to ACES. Please see our guide on how to get referred to ACES here.

Getting a referral

Our Patient Reviews

What Our Patients Say...

New ACES Wisbech clinic

ACES has moved to its new purpose built premises at Cromwell Road, Wisbech. We are very pleased to offer free parking to all our patients. Our new premises have two state of the art operating theatres and diagnostic testing rooms for visual field assessment, OCT, GDX and biometry scanning as well as a dedicated laser room.

Our Staff

The ACES Team is led by Mr Neil Johnson, Mr Cliff Jakeman and the ACES Registered Manager, Mrs Donna Sweeney. The Team is sited primarily at Wisbech with satellite teams based permanently in Fakenham and Thetford with cross cover of our outreach sites by all our Doctors and Health Care Assistant (HCA) staff.

Procedures We Perform

ACES is a pioneering independent provider of NHS ophthalmic care in the community and one of the first centres nationally to take innovative fast track cataract surgery out of a hospital setting. 

For a complete explanation of all our procedures, please visit our services page.

*ACES aim to treat patients four weeks post initial consultation. Treatment, appointment and wait time is subject to availability and dependent on patient and clinic location.