Eye Clinic in Fort Myers
Elmquist Eye Group has been proudly providing Southwest Florida with quality eye care services for over 22 years. Our eye clinic in Fort Myers and in Cape Coral offer state-of-the-art facilities, highly specialized equipment, and a highly trained team of professionals who will ensure that you always get the expert eye care you deserve.
The skilled Elmquist Eye Group team includes:
- Trevor Elmquist, DO – Dr. Elmquist is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in general ophthalmology and refractive cataract surgery. He has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd as one of America’s Top Doctors, a list of the top one percent of doctors in each medical field, both nationally and regionally, based on the nominations of other physicians.
- Kate M. Wagner, OD, was a Captain in the U.S. Army and was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom before joining Elmquist Eye Group as a partner. She provided eye care to Americans and local civilians at a clinic north of Baghdad. She is a board certified optometrist.
- Nina G. Burt, OD, is a board certified optometrist who completed her degree at Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors. She has lived in such diverse locations as South Africa and Brazil, and spent three years in private practice before joining Elmquist Eye Group in 2009.
Common Eye Conditions
Elmquist Eye Group provides state-of-the-art treatment for all members of the family, from children to seniors. Even if you think your eyes are healthy, you may have a condition that has no obvious warning signs or symptoms. The best way to know for sure is to schedule regular eye exams, especially if you experience any of these common eye conditions:
- Eye tearing – This can be caused by an uncomfortable contact lens or other conditions, such as dry eye syndrome. If your eye is swollen or tender when touched, or you also have a fever, schedule an exam with your eye doctor.
- Blurred vision –If you experience blurred vision, it may be a sign of a serious eye problem. If you are diabetic and notice changes in your vision, be sure to discuss the problem with your eye doctor.
- “Pink eye” –Pink coloring in the white part of the eye accompanied by mucus may be a condition called conjunctivitis, also known as “pink eye”. It is very contagious. Avoid touching the eye, and try warm compresses and over-the-counter eye drops. If there is no improvement, make an appointment with your eye doctor.
- Floaters and flashes of light– A few floating spots and specks are normal, but a large increase in spots along with bright flashes of light may mean you have a detached retina. Schedule an eye exam right away.
- Cloudy vision – If you have trouble reading, watching television, or working at your computer, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, schedule an eye examination to find out if you may have a cataract.
- Loss of peripheral vision – Problems with your side to side vision may signal the early stages of glaucoma. When detected and treated at an early stage, glaucoma can be controlled, so make an appointment to discuss the treatment options.
Don’t take problems with your eyes or vision lightly. Schedule an examination at an Elmquist Eye Group eye clinic in Fort Myers or Cape Coral to find out what we can do to help. Call us today at (239) 936-2020 for an appointment.