Eye Problems

The doctors at Elmquist Eye Group have the ability to detect many eye problems, such as diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration, and some of these conditions have no early warning signs. If you are having eye or vision problems, we encourage you to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam today.

About Elmquist Eye Group

Eye ProblemsDr. E. Trevor Elmquist, a board certified ophthalmologist, founded Elmquist Eye Group in 1992. He and his highly skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner; partner, Dr. Nina Burt, and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, offer a complete range of eye care services.

Dr. Elmquist has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. based on nominations from other physicians. With our state-of-the-art facilities, highly specialized equipment and the latest technology, the Elmquist team is committed to delivering exceptional care in a comfortable and caring setting.

When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

If you can’t remember when you had your last eye exam, you are passing up your best chance of protecting your eyesight. A thorough examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is the only way to ensure that your eyes are healthy.

There are many conditions that threaten your eyesight, such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration, but show few symptoms in their early stages. Catching them early can result in successful treatment. Even if you think your eyes are healthy, regular eye exams are important for detecting and treating problems before they lead to vision loss.

Common Eye Problems

Even people with healthy eyes experience an eye or vision problem now and then. Here are some of the most common:

  • Eye twitching– Eye twitches are usually normal and painless but may make it difficult to keep your eyes open and impair your vision. If this happens, get in touch with us for an eye exam as soon as possible.
  • Excessive tearing– This can be caused by an uncomfortable contact lens or other conditions, such as dry eye syndrome. Schedule an eye exam if your eye is swollen, tender to the touch, or is accompanied by a fever.
  • Blurred vision–If you experience blurred vision, it could be a sign of a serious eye problem. If you are diabetic and notice changes in your vision, be sure to discuss the problem with your eye doctor.
  • Cloudy vision– If you have trouble reading, watching television, or working at your computer, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, schedule an eye examination to find out if you have a cataract.
  • Floaters and flashes of light– A few floating spots and specks are normal, but a large increase in spots along with bright flashes of light may mean you have a detached retina. Schedule an eye exam right away.
  • Loss of peripheral vision– Problems with your side to side vision could be a sign of glaucoma. When detected and treated at an early stage, glaucoma can be controlled, so make an appointment to discuss the treatment options.

If you are experiencing any type of eye or vision problem, make an appointment at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers or Cape Coral. We are always happy to answer any questions and address all concerns pertaining to you and your eyes. Call us today at (239) 936-2020 to get started on the road to good vision.