Fort Myers Eye Doctor Reviews
Choosing a Fort Myers eye doctor based on Internet reviews could be risky. The reviews are anonymous, and there is no guarantee that the person who wrote a review was even cared for by the doctor in question. Instead of relying on ratings and reviews, there are other resources that will help you find a highly qualified doctor to meet your family’s vision care needs.
Elmquist Eye Group has served families in the Fort Myers area for more than two decades. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. His partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and associate, Nina Burt, OD, are board certified optometrists who provide comprehensive eye care services.
Misleading Online Reviews
The majority of the online reviews of optometrists, ophthalmologists and other types of doctors discuss topics such as appointment waiting times, parking convenience, and friendliness of office staff. Though important, they don’t tell the whole story.
It may be difficult or impossible for most patients to evaluate (or review) a doctor’s skills, training and expertise. Yet these are some of the most important factors to consider when you are trying to find eye doctors who take the best possible care of their patients.
Some review sites are nothing more than disguised advertising. Doctors, automobile dealers, college professors, tax accountants, retail stores, restaurants, and others can often pay to be listed or pay for false reviews. Today, people all over the world are paid to write fake reviews for doctors they have never seen in countries where they have never been. There is no way to know if a review is real or fake.
Who Can You Trust?
To really know whether an eye doctor is a good fit for you takes time and research. Here are some reliable places to start.
- America’s Top Doctors: This guide from Castle Connolly identifies the nation’s best doctors in every part of the country and in every medical specialty. Doctors are nominated by their peers and researched by a team of physicians who evaluate a doctor’s training, experience, and history of disciplinary actions. Doctors cannot pay to be listed. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is listed as one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology. The outstanding doctors like him who have been selected by Castle Connolly represent the top 1% of doctors in the nation.
- American Board of Ophthalmology: This organization certifies doctors and surgeons who have the knowledge, experience and skills to provide comprehensive eye care services, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Dr. Trevor Elmquist is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
- Florida Board of Optometry: Every person engaged in the practice of optometry in Florida who is certified by this Board meets the minimum requirements for safe practice. Dr. Kate Wagner and Dr. Nina Burt are both board certified by the Florida Board of Optometry and the National Board of Optometry.
- Angie’s List: This site does not accept anonymous reviews, and members are held accountable for the accuracy of their reviews. Elmquist Eye Group has been listed at Angie’s List since 2008, has maintained an “A” rating, and earned their coveted Super Service Award in 2014. We are one of only 5% of Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry companies to perform well enough to earn this Award.
Don’t be deceived by online reviews as you look for a Fort Myers eye doctor. Instead, use reliable resources to find someone who is qualified to provide the highest level of care for your family. Elmquist Eye Group takes great pride in providing patients with personalized care and comprehensive services. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (239) 936-2020.