Family Eye Care Cape Coral
Whether you are new to the Cape Coral area or have lived here for many years, consider Elmquist Eye Group. We are committed to providing you and your family with the finest eye care available.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving Lee County and Southwest Florida since 1992. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associate, Nina Burt, OD, offer a complete range of services, including comprehensive eye exams and the diagnosis and treatment of presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, dry eyes, blepharitis, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration (AMD), and other eye conditions.
Dr. Elmquist is an experienced board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. His skills are regarded among the best in the nation, as evidenced by his selection as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. This list identifies the top one percent of doctors in each medical field, both nationally and regionally, based on the nominations of other physicians.
Dr. Wagner and Dr. Burt are board certified optometrists who perform comprehensive eye examinations and vision tests, diagnose and treat eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma, identify health problems that can be detected in the eyes (i.e., diabetes and high blood pressure), and prescribe and dispense glasses and contact lenses.
Elmquist Eye Group also offers a full optometric boutique with a wide range of eyeglass options. You will find the latest in eyewear designs and lens technology, and a team of knowledgeable, licensed opticians who can assist you in selecting frames and lenses that fit your unique lifestyle and personality.
Family Eye Examinations
Many eye and vision problems have no symptoms, so periodic eye exams are an important part of maintaining healthy vision. Even if you have naturally good vision, you and your children still need regular eye exams.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children who have no symptoms of eye or vision problems should have eye examinations according to the following schedule:
- Birth to 24 months: At 6 months of age
- Age 2 to 5: At age 3
- Age 6 to 18:Before first grade and then every 2 years
Children who are at a higher risk of developing eye and vision problems may need additional testing or more frequent exams. The risk factors include premature birth or low birth rate, family history of congenital eye disorders, high refractive errors, strabismus, or central nervous system dysfunction.
Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should have routine eye exams every two years, and those 61 and older should have them every year. However, a comprehensive dilated eye exam, one where the doctor applies eye drops to widen the pupil for a closer look at the inside of the eye, should be done according to the following schedule from Prevent Blindness America:
- Age 20-39: Every 3 to 5 years (If African-American, every 2 to 4 years)
- Age 40-64: Every 2 to 4 years
- Age 65 or older: Every 1 to 2 years
Adults with special risks, such as diabetes, a previous eye trauma, surgery or a family history of glaucoma, may need more frequent eye exams.
If, at any age, there are symptoms of eye trouble, it is important to see your eye doctor immediately.
The Elmquist Eye Group team provides eye care for everyone in your family. If you live or work in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, or elsewhere in Southwest Florida, give us a call today at (239) 936-2020 to make an appointment.