Cape Coral Eye Centers
When you are looking for Cape Coral eye centers with a range of eye doctors with expert training and unique strengths, you can count on Elmquist Eye Group to provide the highest level of care.
The Elmquist Eye Group team offers patients a complete range of services, including comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes and other eye conditions. We also offer a full optometric boutique with a wide range of eyeglass options.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, one of America’s Top Doctors, is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and refractive cataract surgery. Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD is also a board certified ophthalmologist who is trained and certified in refractive surgery. Drs. Kate Wagner and Nina Burt are board certified optometrists.
Elmquist Eye Group has two convenient state-of-the-art offices in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida that are open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Common Eye Problems
Taking care of your eyes is the first step toward preventing vision loss. Here are some of the most common eye problems and what they could mean:
- Conjunctivitis –This condition, also called “pink eye,” is common in children, but adults can get it, too. It can be very contagious. Avoid touching the eye, and try warm compresses and over-the-counter eye drops. If there is no improvement, make an appointment with your eye doctor.
- Itchy, burning eyes – If you notice itchiness, redness, and stinging or burning of the eye and/or eyelids, this could be an annoying condition called blepharitis. Try washing the eye gently and applying warm compresses. If it persists, you could have an eye infection, dry eyes or another condition. Your eye doctor can help you find the best treatment.
- Blurry vision – Many eye conditions can cause blurred vision, including allergies, dry eyes and eye strain. It may also be a sign of a serious eye problem. If you are diabetic and notice any changes in your vision, contact Elmquist Eye Group to discuss the problem.
- Floaters and flashes of light– A few floating spots and specks are normal as we get older. However, a large increase in spots along with bright flashes of light may be a sign of a detached retina. Make an appointment for an eye exam right away.
- Dull colors and blurry images – If colors seem dull and blurry, you may have the early symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Schedule an appointment for a dilated eye exam as soon as possible.
- Loss of peripheral vision – A decrease in side-to-side vision may be a sign that you are experiencing the early stages of glaucoma. When detected and treated at an early stage, glaucoma can be controlled, so make an appointment with your Elmquist Eye Group to discuss the treatment options.
Contact Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment in our eye center with a skilled doctor who will provide you with the highest quality of care and advice.