Eye Care Specialists Near Bonita Springs, Florida
Each person in your family, from young to old, needs an eye care specialist. If you are near Bonita Springs, Florida, eye care specialists at Elmquist Eye Group can treat the whole family. We have two convenient locations for you, in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, with each one about 30 minutes away from you in Bonita Springs. We offer eye exams, prescriptions for glasses, and so much more.
We certainly recommend annual eye exams, but there is so much that you can do each day to take care of your eyes. One of the main things you should do is to take a screen break, particularly if you work on a computer all day. If you do, you know that your eyes can become very tired. Your eyes really need a rest every 20 minutes, so look at a far away object for about 20 seconds, then resume your screen work. If your eyes feel scratchy and dry, be sure to use artificial tears to relubricate.
Be sure to invest in a good quality pair of sunglasses. You need lenses that block both UVA and UVB radiation from our intense Florida sun. If you smoke, please quit. Smoking is detrimental to your eyes and your eyesight. It is linked to both cataracts and macular degeneration, both of which cause vision loss. Research also indicates that smoking can contribute to several other eye health problems.
Eat a diet rich in leafy green vegetables in order to provide your eyes with the nutrients and antioxidants needed to support healthy vision. Maintain a healthy weight and if you have diabetes, be sure to follow all measures to keep your blood sugar in check. It is also important to know your family’s eye health history, as many eye diseases have genetic components.
You can even do your own mini eye test at home! While this certainly does not substitute for an eye exam by a qualified professional, this test can help you notice changes in your eyes. Once a month, cover your right eye, then determine the sight you have with the uncovered eye. Repeat for the left eye. Changes in your eyes often go unnoticed when you use your eyes together as a pair, so testing each eye is important.
Eye exams are important
If you notice a vision difference, or if you have lasting irritation or eye redness, give Elmquist a call so that we can check your eyes. You should still have regular eye exams, even if you are not experiencing any vision problems.
Many eye problems have no early symptoms or outward signs. Problems and diseases can go undetected for years, and patients often do not even realize that they have a problem. An eye exam is often the only way to detect most eye diseases, and early detection is important for early treatment. Did you know that quite often, eye doctors are the first to detect signs of diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure? Some patients need more frequent eye exams, so be sure to have your exams at a frequency recommended by your Elmquist doctor. For example, we recommend that people with diabetes have their eyes checked more frequently.
During the exam, we will assess your vision and determine whether you need a prescription for vision correction. We also will check for underlying eye disease as well as evaluate how well your eyes work together.
If it has been a while since your last eye exam, come to Elmquist Eye Group, your eye care specialists near Bonita Springs, Florida. At either our Cape Coral or Fort Myers locations, you will surely find a doctor whom your family can rely on for all its eye care needs. Eye exams are important for maintaining a lifetime of good eye health, so give us a call or go online to schedule your appointment today.