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ACES Scheme in Somerset

NHS ACES A5 LEAFLET NOV 2012ACES somerset NHS logoEarlam and Christopher is part of Acute Community Eyecare Service for Somerset (ACES Scheme)

ACES is a service that provides free assessment for most eye conditions through your local optician and Earlam and Christopher belongs and supports this scheme.

What is Aces?

ACES is a free (NHS funded) service available to all patients registered with a Somerset GP. The service is designed for the assessment and treatment of recently occurring medical eye conditions. The service is provided by local optometrists like Earlam and Christopher who have the specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work at locally approved opticians.

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How do I access ACES?

You can contact an approved ACES optometrist such as Earlam and Christopher directly (self-refer) and make an appointment. Ask to be seen under ACES. Appointments are available during normal working hours and you will be seen within 24 hours. Alternatively, if you make an appointment to see your GP he or she may tell you to book an appointment with an optometrist for diagnosis and treatment.

You are free to contact any of the approved optometrists. However, your normal optometrist may have chosen not to offer this service.

Visit ACES website For More Info


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