Eye Test for Glasses in Fort Myers
Eye exams and tests for glasses are simple and painless. If you notice your vision changing, it’s important to visit Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers first in order to get the correct prescription for your eyes.
Elmquist Eye Group’s team includes board certified ophthalmologists E. Trevor Elmquist, DO and Yasaira Rodriguez, MD, board certified optometrists Kate Wagner, OD (partner) and Nina Burt, OD, and highly trained opticians.
We have been providing a wide range of eye care services for everyone in your family since 1992, including eye exams and the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, glaucoma, presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia and other eye conditions.
Examining Your Eyes
Even if you think you have healthy eyes, a comprehensive dilated eye examination is the only way to know for sure.
You can expect to undergo several simple and painless tests, such as a visual acuity test that assesses how well you see at different distances, visual field tests that measure your peripheral (side) vision, a tonometry test that helps detect glaucoma, and a refraction test that determines if your eyes are nearsighted, farsighted, or affected by astigmatism.
Signs You Should Have Your Eyes Tested
In general, adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should have a comprehensive eye exam every two years, and those 61 and older should have one every year. If you experience any of the following problems or symptoms, however, schedule an appointment with Elmquist Eye Group as soon as possible.
Eye Strain or Headaches
If you find yourself struggling to read, use a computer, or drive (particularly at night), your eyesight may be changing. Eye strain could be a sign of an eye infection or more serious health condition and may also be responsible for headaches. You may need glasses or contact lenses.
If your vision is blurred when you read, you may be developing farsightedness or nearsightedness. If it is difficult to see objects both near and far, you may have astigmatism, a common condition involving a curvature of the eye lens or cornea. An eye test will give your eye doctor a clearer understanding of what is causing this symptom.
Halos or Sensitivity to Light
Light sensitivity can be a symptom of a number of disorders or eye diseases (as well as an eye infection.) If you see halos around lights, it may be a sign of cataracts or corneal problems. These halos are usually more pronounced at night.
Floaters are tiny flecks or spots that that some people see floating in their field of vision. Most of them are caused by age-related changes and are harmless. If, however, the floaters don’t go away or you experience a sudden increase in them, it is time to have your eyes checked.
Have an eye test for glasses now and give yourself the gift of clear vision. Call Elmquist Eye Group today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam in Fort Myers.