Best Eye Surgeons

If you are seeking the best eye surgeons in Southwest Florida, consider Elmquist Eye Group. Our highly qualified team of professionals is committed to helping patients achieve better vision and superior eye health.

Best Eye Surgeons

Elmquist Eye Group specializes in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology, and has provided exceptional eye care to the residents of Southwest Florida for more than 25 years.

Yasaira Rodriguez, MD is an experienced eye surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Kate Wagner, OD, managing partner, and Nina Burt, OD, are both experienced board certified optometrists who provide pre- and post-op exams, testing, and follow-up care to our patients.

Types of Eye Surgery

Dr. Rodriguez performs a number of different types of eye surgeries at Elmquist Eye Group, including (but not limited to):

Cataract Surgery

Age, illness, or trauma to the eye can sometimes cause the crystalline lens of the eye to become cloudy and opaque. This cloudiness, called a cataract, interferes with the eye’s ability to focus a clear image on the retina, resulting in loss of vision. The presence of a cataract will eventually require the removal and replacement of the lens through cataract surgery.

Elmquist Eye Group now offers bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, a procedure that is designed to make the treatment more precise, safer and more accurate.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to add or remove fat deposits and sagging, loose skin from the upper eyelids to reverse the signs of aging. In the US, it is one of the most common cosmetic procedures and can address issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness in the eyelid area, and eyelids that droop into your field of vision, to give your eyes a more refreshed and youthful look.

If you are worried about lingering scars, experienced surgeons like Dr. Rodriguez make tiny incisions that follow the natural creases of the eyelid. As a result, scars are camouflaged, and they fade away completely over time.

Refractive Surgery

The goal of refractive surgery is to improve your vision and eliminate the need for corrective lenses. One of the most popular types of refractive surgery is LASIK.

At Elmquist Eye Group, our preferred technique is the “all-laser” LASIK procedure, which modifies the cornea with cool laser beams instead of a metal blade. This state-of-the-art technique provides an unprecedented level of safety, precision, and comfort.

If you live or work in Fort Myers or Cape Coral, make an appointment with the best eye surgeons in Southwest Florida at Elmquist Eye Group. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to discuss your eye health and to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.