Best LASIK Surgeons Cape Coral
Discover the best LASIK surgeons in Cape Coral at Elmquist Eye Group. If you are interested in improving your vision imperfections, we are qualified to provide you with the highest level of care.
Elmquist Eye Group was founded by E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, in 1992 and provides comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients in Lee County, from children to seniors.
Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Elmquist and his highly skilled associates, including Kate Wagner, OD, partner, Nina Burt, OD, and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide a complete range of eye care services, including routine eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic eye disease; dry eyes; glaucoma; and other eye conditions.
Although technology is important, your surgeon’s experience and skills as well as your suitability as a LASIK candidate will determine your surgical outcome and your overall satisfaction with the procedure. The degree of your refractive error, the size of your pupils, and the thickness of your cornea must all be evaluated to help you decide on the best procedure for your unique eyes.
Our surgeons, Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown, are both board certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists who specialize in refractive surgery. They are committed to helping you regain the best possible vision.
About LASIK Surgery
LASIK is the abbreviation for “Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.” The procedure can improve the focusing power of your eye by reshaping the cornea. This changes the way light rays enter your eye and improves the ability of your eyes to focus.
The FDA-approved outpatient surgery takes less than 15 minutes in most cases and is virtually painless. LASIK is one of several options that can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts.
At Elmquist Eye Group, our preferred technique for laser vision correction is the state-of-the-art all-laser LASIK procedure, which alters the curvature of your cornea by means of cool laser beams instead of a surgical blade. We believe it offers our patients an unprecedented level of safety, comfort and precision.
If you’ve been told you may be a poor candidate for LASIK surgery because of thin corneal tissue, flat corneas, or corneal irregularities or scars, an alternative called PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) may provide a safe and effective option.
How Long Do the Results Last?
LASIK surgery results are expected to be permanent, and there is no need for follow-up procedures. However, although the surgery restores vision in nearly every patient, it does not change the effects of normal aging on our eyes. Even with LASIK surgery, you may still need reading glasses after the age of 50 and may develop age-related cataracts. Regular eye exams can help diagnose and treat these problems early.
If you are considering LASIK surgery, Elmquist Eye Group is ready to provide outstanding care from the best surgeons in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. Schedule an evaluation today by calling (239) 936-2020.