Cataract Doctors Near Me
If you live or work in Fort Myers or Cape Coral, Florida, and are looking for the best cataract doctors near you, consider Elmquist Eye Group.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving the residents of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Southwest Florida for more than 25 years. Our talented team provides comprehensive eye care services to everyone in the family.
- Meet board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon Yasaira Rodriguez, MD
- Meet board certified optometrist (and partner) Kate Wagner, OD
- Meet board certified optometrist Nina Burt, OD
Think You May Have a Cataract?
If you have trouble reading, seeing in the distance, or difficulty with night vision, you may have a cataract. Other symptoms include:
- Cloudy, blurred or dim vision
- More difficulty seeing at night or in low light
- Sensitivity to light
- Halos and glare from lights
- Colors look faded or yellowed
- Needing brighter light for reading and other activities
- Frequent eyeglass prescription changes
- Double vision in one eye
If you do have a cataract, you are definitely not alone. Cataracts are an inevitable part of the aging process, and over half of all Americans aged 65 and older have at least one. They can take years to fully form and, if left untreated, can result in blindness. But modern cataract surgery can improve your vision to what it was before cataracts.
Cataract Surgery Overview
Cataract surgery today is more advanced than ever, and can produce excellent results. Elmquist Eye Group will evaluate your eyes to determine the severity of your cataracts, discuss the treatment options with you, and help you decide when the time is right to consider cataract surgery.
During cataract surgery, your surgeon will gently numb your eye so that you won’t feel discomfort and use ultrasound vibrations to break up the cloudy lens. The fragments of the cataract are then removed using gentle suction, and the artificial lens (intraocular lens or IOL) you have selected is inserted.
The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and most patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision. For some, it may take a short time to adjust to halos and glare around lights, but this usually goes away over time.
Elmquist Eye Group is among a limited number of practices to offer bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery with the FDA-approved LenSx® femtosecond laser. The laser automates three steps of the surgery that previously had to be done manually and improves the overall precision, safety and accuracy of the surgery.
Get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment with cataract doctors near you. We would be delighted to answer all of your questions about how we can help restore your good vision.