Eye Care Centers in Fort Myers
At the Elmquist Eye Group eye care centers in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, we provide comprehensive care to individuals of all ages.
Whether you need a routine eye examination, an evaluation for eyeglasses, treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as cataract surgery), our team of skilled professionals will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow-up.
The team includes:
- Trevor Elmquist, DO – Dr. Elmquist is an experienced ophthalmologist who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He was an ophthalmology resident and Chief Resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center between 1985 and 1988, and also served as Chief of the Homestead Air Force Base eye clinic from 1988 to 1990. Dr. Elmquist has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors based on nominations from other physicians.
- Kate M. Wagner, OD, is board certified by the State of Florida and the National Board of Optometry. She graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry. Prior to joining Elmquist Eye Group as a partner, Dr. Wagner was a Captain in the U.S. Army and was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she treated service men and women and local civilians at a clinic north of Baghdad.
- Nina G. Burt, OD, is board certified by the State of Florida and the National Board of Optometry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Union University in Jackson, TN, and completed her optometry degree at Fort Lauderdale’s Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors. Dr. Burt has lived in such diverse locations as South Africa and Brazil.
Comprehensive Eye Exams in Fort Myers
Your eyes are windows to your overall health. No matter your age or physical health, eye exams should be a routine part of your health care regimen.
During a complete eye exam, your doctor will check for common conditions like myopia and astigmatism, as well as complex conditions, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, assess whether your eyes work effectively together as a team, and determine your prescription for eyeglasses, if you need them.
Your eye doctor can also detect early signs of some conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or other problems, just by looking at the blood vessels in your eyes, your retinas and so on.
You should expect to have your eyes dilated during your initial visit with Elmquist Eye Group. The dilating drops will cause blurry vision and light-sensitivity; for a few hours. We ask that you bring a friend or family member to drive you home after your examination.
When You Should Have a Complete Eye Exam
Eye care experts recommend a complete eye exam for adults every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition. Adults with special risks, such as diabetes, a previous eye trauma, a previous eye surgery or a family history of glaucoma, may need eye exams more often.
For children, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that their eyes be examined at 6 months of age, at age 3, again when they’re ready to start school, and then every two years throughout school.
Vision is closely linked to the learning, but children often don’t complain of vision problems because they don’t realize they have them. Scheduling routine eye exams for your children can ensure normal vision development and correct any problems that may be causing them to struggle with schoolwork.
If you are looking for eye care centers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lee County, or elsewhere in Southwest Florida that are capable of handling all of your family’s vision needs, give Elmquist Eye Group a call today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.