Eye Care in Fort Myers
At Elmquist Eye Group, we are proud to offer a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing the best service to our patients in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving Lee County and Southwest Florida for over two decades. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO is an outstanding board certified ophthalmologist who offers wide-ranging knowledge about diseases and other conditions that may affect your vision.
Dr. Elmquist’s skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner, partner, Dr. Nina Burt, and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown provide a complete range of eye care services and have the expertise to care for anyone in your family, from children to seniors, in a comfortable and caring setting.
Taking care of your eyes is the first step to preventing vision loss from common eye problems and diseases that affect people in childhood and as we age. They include:
- Twitching – Eye twitches are usually normal and painless. If it is constant, however, or is making it difficult to keep your eyes open, this could cause severe vision impairment. If it is persistent, we recommend that you schedule an eye exam as soon as possible.
- Excessive tears – Excessive tears are often caused by an uncomfortable contact lens or by conditions such as dry eye syndrome, and are not usually a cause for concern. However, if the eye is swollen or tender when touched or the tears are accompanied by a fever, schedule an exam with your eye doctor.
- Pink eye –This condition, known as conjunctivitis, is common in children, but adults can get it, too. The condition 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.
- Blurred vision – Many eye conditions can cause some blurred vision, including allergies, pink eye, dry eyes and even eye strain. However, 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.
- Cloudy vision – If you have difficulty reading, watching television, or working on your computer, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, you should schedule an eye examination to find out if you may have a cataract.
- 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 signal a detached retina. Make an appointment for an eye exam right away.
- Burning, itchy 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, it could be associated with an eye infection, dry eyes or another condition. Your eye doctor can help you decide on the best treatment.
- Loss of peripheral vision – A decrease in your 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.
- Dull colors and blurred images – If colors seem blurry and washed out or dull, you may have the early symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Schedule an appointment for a dilated eye exam as soon as possible.
Don’t wait until you experience vision problems to make that all-important appointment for eye care in Fort Myers or Cape Coral. Schedule an eye exam today with Elmquist Eye Group by calling (239) 936-2020.