Best LASIK Specialist Fort Myers
When you are looking for the best LASIK specialist in the Fort Myers area, it is important to put your vision in the experienced hands of board certified surgeons, such as those at Elmquist Eye Group.
Elmquist Eye Group has served Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Southwest Florida for more than two decades. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, Kate Wagner, OD, his partner, and Nina Burt, OD and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, his associates, provide a complete range of services, including comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye conditions.
Dr. Elmquist is an experienced eye surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which recognizes him among the top 1% of ophthalmologists in the nation.
Dr. Eccles-Brown is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Eccles-Brown is an experienced eye surgeon whose areas of expertise include LASIK, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery and in-office procedures.
Drs. Wagner and Burt are optometrists who are board certified by the State of Florida and the National Board of Optometry and take pride in offering a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing the best service to patients of all ages.
Benefits of LASIK Surgery
If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea to improve the focusing power of the eye. If you’ve been wearing eyeglasses for a long time, consider these benefits:
- Improved vision. Research has shown that approximately 95% of patients who undergo LASIK surgery achieve uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 and 85% of them achieve 20/20 vision or better.
- Long-lasting results. The results of LASIK surgery are expected to be permanent. There is no need for follow-up procedures. However, even with LASIK surgery, you may still need reading glasses after the age of 50 and may develop age-related cataracts. Regular checkups with Elmquist Eye Group can help diagnose and treat these problems early.
- Quick recovery. The “all laser” LASIK surgery itself is very brief and takes only a few minutes for each eye, but you must bring someone along to drive you home. Most people are impressed by how well they can see by the next day. You can expect to return to work within 24-48 hours after the procedure unless you have an especially dirty or dusty workplace.
A thorough eye exam is the best way to determine if LASIK is right for you, or if you may benefit from PRK instead. The exam typically includes an accurate refraction, corneal thickness measurement and pupil size measurement. Your doctor will discuss your goals and expectations, as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure.
The highly skilled specialists at Elmquist Eye Group are committed to providing the best LASIK treatment to individuals who want to achieve better vision. To discuss your options, give us a call at (239) 936-2020 and schedule an appointment.