General Ophthalmology

At ACES we offer a range of eye care services focused on the diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of eye conditions and vision problems. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the highest standards of ophthalmic care from our network of community based, accessible and modern clinics.

Our Clinicians

Our team of expert ophthalmologists, optometrists and nurse practitioners are on hand to offer in depth assessments using state of the art diagnostic technology in order to identify symptoms and conditions which affect patient’s vision. They are here to support each and every patient individually and will discuss the most suitable treatment options available to you, supporting you fully through every stage of the process.

Timely Care

We strive to offer timely care, avoiding long waiting times typical of NHS treatment, ensuring our patients receive the care they need quickly, in order to get back to living their lives to the fullest once again. We treat and provide care for patients with a range of eye conditions, without the need for hospital admission.

NHS Treatment

We carry out our services on behalf of the NHS, meaning the treatment you receive at ACES is fully funded by the NHS so you don’t have to pay for the care you require.

Eye Conditions

Some vision problems are relatively minor and will require continuous monitoring over time. However, there are some conditions which can be more serious and require more significant treatment, including surgery.  The quicker that an eye condition is diagnosed, the easier it will be for treatment to take place and vision to be saved.

Our experienced clinicians can provide specialist advice, assessment and treatment plans for a variety of eye care issues including:

  • Cataracts – The clouding of the natural lens inside the eye which causes blurred vision. Find out more
  • Glaucoma – The world’s leading cause of blindness, glaucoma affect the optic nerve which connects the eye to the brain causing gradual and permanent loss of vision. Find out more 
  • Blepharitis – A common condition which causes the edges of the eyelids to become inflamed, irritated, red and itchy. Find out more 
  • Dry Eye – Dry eye occurs when the tears in the eye evaporate quickly and are unable to reproduce at the same rate causing eyes to feel gritty and sore.  Find out more
  • Choroidal Nevus – A freckle on the back of your eye. There are no symptoms associated with it, however there are some circumstances where it may become cancerous, like any freckle or mole on the body.  It is important to have a choroidal nevus assessed regularly. Find out more
  • Floaters – Small specs and shapes which move around the field of vision that are associated with the gel inside the eye.  Find out more 
  • Epiretinal Membrane – A thin layer of scar tissue which forms over the surface of the eye’s macula (responsible for central vision, recognising colour and detail) and causes problems with central vision. Find out more 
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration – Most commonly affects people over the age of 55 where the part of the eye responsible for central vision begins to deteriorate. Find out more 

Getting a Diagnosis

If you are suffering from an eye condition it will more than likely be identified firstly by your optometrist or GP.  They can then refer you to ACES where our team of expert clinicians will assess your condition further and advise a suitable treatment plan. Find out more information on the referral process here.