Eye Doctor Fort Myers, Florida
Are things looking a little fuzzy? When was the last time you saw an eye doctor? If you can’t remember when, then guess what? It’s time for a visit! If you are looking for an eye doctor in Fort Myers Florida, look no further than the expert physicians at Elmquist Eye Group.
Why regular eye exams are important
Most of us already know that an annual eye exam is necessary to check your vision and perhaps get a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses. However, there are many other compelling and important reasons to get an eye exam.
Many patients don’t realize that, during an annual eye exam, our doctors can find signs of eye diseases and other often overlooked eye problems. As people age, they can be more at risk for diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. The best way to detect these problems early is with regular eye doctor visits.
Factors to consider when choosing a doctor
How do you know you are choosing the right doctor? Talk to your other doctors. They will likely tell you of the Elmquist Eye Group’s amazing reputation in the Fort Myers area. Your regular doctor also knows your medical history as well as any other conditions you may have, so we can work with your other doctors to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan.
For example, many of our patients have diabetes, and we work closely with their physicians to ensure that we screen for early signs of diabetes’ effects on the eyes, known as diabetic retinopathy.
Talk to your family and friends, too. Chances are, many of them have had incredible medical care at Elmquist. Let’s face it, convenience is also a factor and, because we are right here in Fort Myers, we are close to your home and office.
What is the first appointment like?
At your first appointment with us, we will take a detailed medical history and family history, and we will do a comprehensive vision test and eye exam. Depending on other conditions you tell us about, we may decide to conduct other tests like glaucoma tests or a visual field exam to check for signs of macular degeneration. If we have already spoken to your other physicians prior to this first exam, we will go over their notes in detail with you and give you our assessment of your overall health and medical conditions.
Ask yourself these questions
We always advise our new patients to ask yourself some questions on the way home after your first exam:
- How was your first experience?
- Did you feel comfortable?
- Did the doctor spend enough time with you?
- Did the doctor and staff answer all your questions?
- Did you feel like you got a comprehensive assessment?
- How did you feel about your health after you left?
Trust in Elmquist
You only have one set of eyes, so why trust them to anyone other than the professional eye care team and trusted eye doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers Florida? Your first exam and experience with us will be a good one. We will make you feel at ease and answer all your questions, so give us a call today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule your first appointment.