Best Eye Surgeon Near Sanibel, Florida
There is a big, bold bright world out there. Can you see it clearly or does the gorgeous blue Sanibel ocean seem muted in color? If the beach scenes are not quite as bright as they used to be, you may have cataracts. With age, nearly everyone will have cataracts at some point, but removing them is easy. Near Sanibel Florida, the best eye surgeon is close by in Cape Coral at Elmquist Eye Group. We are just a quick hop across the Sanibel Causeway and a short 30-minute drive away.
Tell me more about cataracts
Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans will develop a cataract by age 65? Cataracts are not a disease but a natural result of aging. Proteins in the eye break down with age and clump onto the lens of the eye. As the protein clumps grow larger, vision is disrupted because the eye cannot properly focus light on the lens. If you have a cataract in one or both eyes, you may have noticed increased difficulty reading in low light, watching television or working on the computer.
In older people, the inability to properly see can cause cognitive decline. An increased risk of falls and fractures, particularly hip fractures, can occur. When older people cannot see properly, they have a tendency to withdraw from social situations and that can lead to decreased happiness, loneliness and even depression.
Tell me more about cataract surgery
Surgery is the only remedy for cataracts. The surgeon removes the old protein-coated damaged lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens. We can even use a lens that has vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Cataract surgery is an outpatient surgery.
Research and track record show that cataract surgery is not only one of the most common surgeries performed, it is also one of the safest and most effective surgeries you can have. Of course it is normal for a person to be apprehensive about any surgery. Our Elmquist team will meet with you as long as we need to before surgery to answer all of your questions and to discuss any concerns you may have.
Here is what our patients say afterwards:
- There was little to no discomfort during the procedure
- Recovery was easy
- The surgery was much easier than I expected
- I wish I had done this surgery sooner
- I can walk faster and I even see better
- I had no idea how vibrant colors could be
The Elmquist experience
You can trust Elmquist Eye Group for all your eye surgery needs. We perform cataract surgery as well as glaucoma surgeries, LASIK vision correction surgeries and much more. If you suspect you have cataracts, come to our Cape Coral office to see the best eye surgeon near Sanibel, Florida. Schedule your appointment today. We will do a comprehensive cataract evaluation. If you are a candidate for cataract surgery, we will schedule your outpatient procedure and you will be well on your way to clearer vision. In no time at all, you will be combing those Sanibel beaches for shells, and they will look so much more vibrant than ever before.