Eye Centers in Cape Coral, Florida
When seeking the best eye centers in Cape Coral, Florida, look to Elmquist Eye Group. Our dedicated team provides eye care for everyone from children to seniors, including comprehensive eye exams, glasses and contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, refractive cataract surgery and glaucoma laser surgery.
Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist and his highly skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner, partner, Dr. Nina Burt, and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown provide a complete range of eye care services in a comfortable and caring setting. We also have a full optometric boutique that features a wide range of eyeglass options.
How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
A comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to detect many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in their early stages.
Your eye doctor can also detect early signs of some conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or other problems, just by looking at the blood vessels in your eyes, your retinas and so on.
No matter your age or physical health, eye exams should be a routine part of your health care regimen. In addition, the National Eye Institute recommends some other things you can do to maintain healthy eyes:
- Eat an eye-healthy diet. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy green vegetables, in addition to citrus fruits and eggs, nuts, beans, and other non-meat protein sources can help keep your eyes healthy. Research has also shown that eating fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, including salmon, tuna and other oily fish, may help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Maintaining a healthy weight will also lower your risk for obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
- Stop smoking. Smoking increases your risk for developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and optic nerve damage.
- Wear sunglasses. Look for sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of both UV-A and UV-B rays. Excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can increase the likelihood of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
- Protect your eyes from hazards. If you work with hazardous or airborne materials, or play sports like basketball, baseball or racquetball, make a habit of wearing safety glasses or goggles to shield your eyes from harm.
- Rest your eyes. Too much time in front of a computer screen can cause eye strain, headaches, dry eyes and eye fatigue. Every 20 minutes, rest your eyes by looking 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
- Visit your eye doctor regularly. Everyone in the family, including young children, should have their eyes examined regularly. It’s important to find eye and vision problems early, when they are easier to treat.
Don’t take problems with your eyes or vision lightly. Schedule an examination at an Elmquist Eye Group eye center in Cape Coral, Florida, to find out how we can help. Call us today at (239) 936-2020 for an appointment.