Best Eye Doctor Cape Coral
When you or someone in your family need eye care or eye surgery in Cape Coral, it’s important to look for the best eye doctor to manage your treatment with skill and professionalism.
Patients from all over Southwest Florida have been coming to Elmquist Eye Group since 1992 for the highest quality eye care, including cataract evaluations and surgery, glaucoma evaluation and treatment, dry eye evaluation and treatment, as well as other eye conditions that may affect everyone from children to senior.
Trevor Elmquist, DO, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery alongside his ophthalmology associates Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD and Yasaira Rodriguez, MD. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. His board certified optometric associates, Kate Wagner, OD, partner, and Nina Burt, OD, provide comprehensive eye care services.
Our skilled team takes a personal interest in every patient, skillfully diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye conditions. Our patients find it comforting to have compassionate, concerned physicians who take a genuine interest in their eye health and provide valuable advice.
Click on the links below to learn more about the services we provide:
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Cataract Evaluations
- Refractive Cataract Surgery
- Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment
- Macular Degeneration Evaluation
- Diabetic Eye Exams
- Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment
- Full Service Optical
- Blepharitis Treatment – Spa Scrubs
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye examinations are extremely important. You may think your eyes are healthy, but many diseases can be detected during an eye exam, including diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and some of them have no early warning signs. We encourage patients to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years, unless they are having an eye or vision problem.
The key elements of a comprehensive dilated eye examination include dilation, tonometry, visual field test and a visual acuity test.
Dilation is important because it enables your eye doctor to view the inside of your eye. Drops placed in each eye widen the pupil, allowing more light to enter the eye the same way opening a door allows light into a dark room.
Once dilated, we examine each eye with a special magnifying lens that provides a clear view of important tissues at the back of the eye, including the retina, the macula, and the optic nerve.
Dilation may temporarily cause blurry vision and light-sensitivity; therefore, we ask that you bring a friend or family member to drive you home after your examination.
Tonometry is a test that helps detect glaucoma. By applying a quick puff of air or a prism to the eye, your eye doctor can detect elevated eye pressure which can be a risk factor for glaucoma. Numbing drops may be applied to your eye for this test.
A visual acuity test will require you to read an eye chart, which allows your eye doctor to measure how well you see at various distances. We will also perform a refraction to determine your best corrected vision. It allows the doctor to determine whether a change in vision is related to an ocular disease or simply a change in your refractive error. We will also be able to provide you with a prescription for glasses by performing a refraction.
A visual field test measures your peripheral vision. This test may be performed if there is a concern for glaucoma or other disease state. A loss of peripheral vision may be a sign of glaucoma, diabetes, stroke, or other ocular or neurologic diseases. Your eye doctor will let you know if you should have this additional test.
Prevention is always the best medicine, and regular visits to Elmquist Eye Group are extremely important for maintaining your vision.
Elmquist Eye Group is well-known in Cape Coral for having the best eye doctors in the region. We take pride in providing our patients with individualized care. Call us today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.