Eye Specialist Cape Coral

When it comes to your eye health, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Schedule an eye exam with a specialist at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral to put your mind at ease.

Since 1992, we have provided quality eye care services for the whole family, from children to senior. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, his associate, Nina Burt, OD, and ophthalmologist Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, utilize a wide variety of the safest, most advanced techniques to protect, restore and enhance your vision.

Our eye care services include comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia and other eye conditions. We also have a full optometric boutique that offers a wide range of eyeglass options.

How to Find a Good Specialist

Eye Specialist Cape CoralIf you are experiencing a problem with your eyes or your vision, you will want to choose an eye doctor who specializes in the area you are concerned about. For example, some eye doctors specialize in treating infants and children, while others have a special interest in treating patients with cataracts or glaucoma.

What Ophthalmologists Do

Ophthalmologists are physicians – either medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathy (ODs).  They are specialists in the medical and surgical treatment of eye injuries and eye diseases.

They complete four years of college, four years of medical school and one year of internship. They also spend at least three years in an approved surgical residency program in ophthalmology.

Most ophthalmologists are licensed and trained for complex and delicate eye surgery, such as cataract removal, lens implants and laser vision correction, and also correct vision problems with eyeglasses and contact lenses.

It’s important to verify whether an ophthalmologist who claims to be board certified is actually certified. Visit the Certification Matters website, managed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which provides up-to-date information. You can also reach them by phone at (866) 275-2267.

Another excellent tool for evaluating ophthalmologists it the list of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical. This list identifies the top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominating process. Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist of Elmquist Eye Group is one of America’s Top Doctors.

What Optometrists Do

Optometrists, or Doctors of Optometry (OD), provide primary vision care that ranges from eye tests and vision correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the eye. They can prescribe medications, counsel patients about surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and perform certain surgical procedures.

To learn to diagnose and treat eye diseases and vision problems, doctors of optometry attend college for four years and then attend four more years at a college of optometry, where they study the eyes and their relationship to the rest of the body. The education is very similar to that of other health care practitioners such as dentists, podiatrists and physicians.

Kate Wagner, OD, and Nina Burt, OD, part of the Elmquist Eye Group team, are both board certified by the State of Florida Board of Optometry and the National Board of Optometry.

Dr. Elmquist and the skilled eye specialists at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral and Fort Myers use the best available technology to provide patients with the highest quality eye care possible.  Call us today at (239) 936-2020 to make an appointment.