Eye Test Fort Myers
Many eye and vision problems have no symptoms, so periodic eye tests are an important part of maintaining healthy vision. Schedule an appointment with Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers. Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should have routine eye exams every two years, and those 61 and older should have them every year.
Elmquist Eye Group serves Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and all of Southwest Florida. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associates Nina Burt, OD and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide a wide variety of eye care services, including routine eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses, LASIK laser vision correction, bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, eyelid surgery and glaucoma laser surgery, as well as in-office procedures.
Why Are Eye Exams Important?
Even if you have naturally good vision, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, eye exams can play an important role in normal development.
Adults without vision problems should get a comprehensive eye exam every two years whether or not he or she has any visual symptoms. Adults who wear glasses or contact lenses or who are 61 years of age and older should have an exam every year.
Common Eye Problems
Taking care of your eyes is the first step toward preventing vision loss. Here are some of the most common eye problems and what they could mean:
- Conjunctivitis –This condition, also called “pink eye,” is common in children, but adults can get it, too. It can be very contagious, so avoid touching the eye, try warm compresses and, if there is no improvement, make an appointment with your eye doctor.
- Blurry vision – Many eye conditions can cause blurred vision, including allergies, dry eyes and eye strain. It could also be something more serious. If you have trouble seeing in dim light or see haloes around lights, it may be a cataract.
- Floaters and flashes of light– A few floating spots and specks are normal as we get older. However, a large increase in spots along with bright flashes of light may be a sign of a detached retina. Make an appointment for an eye exam right away.
- Dull colors and blurry images – If colors seem dull and blurry, you may have the early symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Schedule an appointment for a dilated eye exam as soon as possible.
- Loss of peripheral vision – A decrease in side-to-side vision may be a sign that you are experiencing the early stages of glaucoma. When detected and treated at an early stage, glaucoma can be controlled, so make an appointment to discuss the treatment options.
The only way to know for sure if your eyes are completely healthy is to visit your eye care professional in Fort Myers for an eye test and comprehensive dilated eye exam. Call Elmquist Eye Group today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.