Eye Centers in Fort Myers, Florida
Take your eye health seriously by scheduling regular eye exams with the experienced optometrists at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers, Florida. Our eye centers care for anyone in your family, from children to seniors, in a comfortable and caring setting.
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 Kate Wagner, OD, partner, Nina Burt, OD, and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide a complete range of eye care services
Caring for Your Eyes
Although each person’s eyes are different, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends certain times in your life during which you should receive a comprehensive eye exam.
School-aged children: An eye exam should be performed when your child enters the 1st grade. As he or she gets older, another eye exam should be done if you suspect any type of vision problem. Nearsightedness is the most common condition for this age group, and it be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, based on the child’s age.
Teens & Early 20s: Teenagers who wear corrective lenses should receive an annual eye exam to find out if there have been changes in the prescription and to detect any other issues. It’s also important to protect the eyes during sports activities.
Adults 25 to 40: Vision does not usually change significantly at this age. Those who don’t wear prescription lenses or have a family history of eye disease should have at least one complete eye exam in their 20s and two complete exams in their 30s. Women may also experience vision fluctuations during pregnancy that may need attention.
Adults 40 to 65: These are the ages during which many eye diseases begin to emerge. Have a comprehensive eye exam at age 40 to check for signs of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and other problems. Continue to schedule exams every one or two years based on feedback from your eye care professional.
65 and older: Experts estimate that more than 15 million Americans over the age of 65 have a cataract in one or both eyes, and that the rate of glaucoma has increased in adults over the age of 85. Schedule an eye exam every year to detect eye disease as early as possible and prevent permanent vision loss.
Many eye and vision problems have no symptoms, so comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining healthy vision. Even if you think your eyes are healthy, we can detect and treat any problems before they lead to vision loss.
Your doctor will dilate your eyes with drops to make the pupils bigger, for a closer look into your eyes, and check for common conditions like myopia and astigmatism. He or she will also look for any signs of eye disease that could cause problems in the future, and determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, if you need them.
If you are looking for high-quality eye care centers in Fort Myers, Florida, we encourage you to give Elmquist Eye Group a call at (239) 936-2020 to find out more about our services.