Best LASIK Specialist Lee County
At Elmquist Eye Group, we understand that you have a choice of LASIK specialists in Lee County. Our highly skilled refractive surgeons, Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, are committed to delivering the best possible care for you.
Is Your Surgeon Board Certified?
Although LASIK surgery is extremely safe, it’s important to ensure that your surgeon is board certified to perform this type of surgery.
The American Board of Ophthalmology is the highest level of certification for an eye surgeon in the United States. There is a rigorous examination process that can only be completed after the surgeon has successfully finished their residency and gained additional clinical experience.
Board certification demonstrates that your surgeon meets or exceeds certain standards of practice and competency. The ophthalmologist you choose for your LASIK surgery should have this credential in order for you to achieve the best possible results.
If a doctor is not board certified, it could mean that he or she has never applied for certification or has failed to meet the minimum requirements of the specialty board. Any doctor can claim to be board certified, so be sure to verify it with the Certification Matters which is operated by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The most qualified doctor to perform your LASIK surgery will be an ophthalmologist who is BOTH board certified and fellowship trained. Fellowship training means that the doctor has undergone an advanced course of training in all aspects of corneal disease and care. This is considered the ultimate training for an ophthalmologist. It means that you will receive the highest standard of care and the best possible surgery outcome.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, 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.
Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, 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.
Is LASIK Right for You?
LASIK surgery has helped many people decrease their dependence on glasses. The procedure can treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. However, LASIK is not right for everyone. If your corneas are too thin for the procedure, you may be a better candidate for a variation of LASIK, called PRK.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is through a comprehensive eye exam at Elmquist Eye Group. This will typically include an accurate refraction, corneal thickness measurement and pupil size measurement. We will discuss your goals and expectations, as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure. Your doctor will also discuss any medical conditions you may have in order to recommend the safest and best treatment for you.
The highly skilled specialists at Elmquist Eye Group are committed to providing the best all-laser LASIK treatment to individuals in Lee County who would like to achieve better vision. To discuss your options, give us a call at (239) 936-2020 and schedule an appointment.