Eye Care in Lee County, FL
Are you looking for the very best eye care in Lee County, FL? Elmquist Eye Group has the ability and expertise to care for anyone in your family, from children to seniors.
The team at Elmquist Eye Group includes both ophthalmologists and optometrists, and takes great pride in providing patients with personalized care and comprehensive services, including:
- Comprehensive Eye Exams (ages 5 and up)
- Cataract Evaluations
- Diabetic Eye Exams
- Refractive Cataract Surgery
- Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment
- Macular Degeneration Evaluation
- Blepharitis Treatment – Spa Scrubs
- Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment
- Full Service Optical
We have been serving Lee County and Southwest Florida since 1992. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, his associate, Nina Burt, OD, and our newest team members, ophthalmologists Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD and Yasaira Rodriguez, MD provide a wide variety of eye care services. Our patients find it comforting to have compassionate, concerned physicians who take a genuine interest in their eye health and provide valuable advice.
Your Eyes are Windows to Your Health
Don’t wait until you experience vision problems to make that all-important appointment for an eye exam. In addition to checking for signs of glaucoma and other common vision issues, your eye doctor may discover health issues you may be unaware of, including:
- Diabetes— One of every three people with diabetes does not know they have the disease. By looking at the blood vessels in the retina of your eyes, your eye doctor may be the first to detect diabetes in its early stages and help you prevent damage to your eyesight with early treatment and management.
- Hypertension— Your eye doctor will also be able to detect hypertension or high blood pressure by looking at the blood vessels in the eye. Without treatment, hypertension can lead to blurred vision, damage to the optic nerve, glaucoma, and vision loss.
- High cholesterol— High cholesterol can cause blockages in the blood vessels, including those in the eyes. Eye doctors typically look for evidence of yellowish corneas or plaque in the blood vessels of the retina as telltale signs.
- Autoimmune disorders— If the eye doctor detects inflammation of the eye or optic nerve, it may be a sign of lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or another autoimmune disorder. The impact of these diseases on your eyesight can be reduced with early detection and appropriate medications.
- Thyroid Conditions – An underactive or overactive thyroid can have a significant impact on your vision and general eye health. Your eye doctor can detect Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, which develop most often in women between the ages of 20 and 40.
- Cancer— If your eye doctor notices signs of unusual changes in your eye, he or she may refer you to a specialist. A rare form of cancer called ocular melanoma can develop in the cells that make pigment in the eye. Early detection is the best way to keep your eyes and body healthy.
What To Expect on Your First Visit
You should expect to be dilated during your initial visit with us. This will allow the physician to look inside your eyes and check for diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. The dilating drops will cause you to become sensitive to light, and your vision will blur for a few hours. We will provide you with dark sunglasses. Please bring a driver with you anytime that you are having your eyes dilated.
Make an appointment today with Elmquist Eye Group by calling (239) 936-2020. We proudly serve all of Lee County, FL from our offices in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.