Corrective Eye Surgery Fort Myers
Wearing contacts and glasses can be annoying for many people, and can negatively affect their active lifestyles. If this describes you, it may be time to consider corrective eye surgery at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers, Florida.
Elmquist Eye Group was founded by E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, in 1992 and provides comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients in Lee County.
Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Elmquist and his highly skilled associates 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.
Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD is an experienced eye surgeon whose areas of expertise include corrective eye surgery, also known as refractive surgery and laser eye surgery. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Eccles-Brown is committed to helping you regain the best possible vision.
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.
PRK is often the safest, most effective option for individuals are not good candidates for LASIK surgery because this technique reshapes the surface of the cornea without cutting a flap. The excimer laser removes epithelial cells from the surface of the cornea to alter its shape and allow light rays to focus more precisely on the retina.
PRK patients may experience a bit more discomfort after surgery, and the healing time may take a few days longer while new epithelial cells are being regenerated.
Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers is at the forefront of advancements in corrective eye surgery, laser technology, equipment, and techniques that will ensure a safer, more precise and more comfortable procedure. Call us at (239) 936-2020, and our expert team of eye doctors will discuss your options in-depth with you.