Eye Test Near Me Cape Coral
If you are looking for an experienced eye doctor near you in Cape Coral who performs eye tests and diagnoses and treats eye diseases using state-of-the-art technology, consider Elmquist Eye Group. Our skilled team has been serving Southwest Florida since 1992.
Elmquist Eye Group’s team includes board certified ophthalmologists E. Trevor Elmquist, DO and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, board certified optometrists Kate Wagner, OD (partner) and Nina Burt, OD, and highly trained opticians.
We provide a wide range of eye care services for everyone in your family, 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.
Elmquist Eye Group has been listed at Angie’s List since 2008, where we maintain an “A” rating and are among few Southwest Florida practices to perform well enough to earn their Super Service Award.
What to Expect on Your Visit
On your initial visit to Elmquist Eye Group, you should expect to have your eyes dilated. 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.
Types of Eye Doctors
Ophthalmologist: Ophthalmologists, like Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown, are medical doctors and have earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (OD) degree. This requires at least four years of college, four years of medical school, one year of internship, and three to six years of residency training.
Ophthalmologists are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat complex eye conditions, perform surgery, such as LASIK laser vision correction, cataract removal, retinal detachment surgery, and surgery related to eye trauma, and can prescribe a broader range of prescription medications than optometrists.
Optometrist: Optometrists, like Dr. Wagner and Dr. Burt, have earned a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. This requires four years of college (just like medical doctors) plus another four years of optometry school.
Optometrists provide primary vision care that ranges from comprehensive eye exams, eye tests and vision correction, to diagnosing and treating many eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal diseases, and are trained to detect systemic diseases that may manifest in the eyes, such as diabetes.
Optician: Opticians are not eye doctors but play an important part on your eye care team. They are trained to use a prescription provided by an optometrist or ophthalmologist to design and fit corrective lenses and frames. In general, they receive a one- or two-year degree or certification and are not qualified to diagnose or treat vision problems or eye diseases.
The only way to know for sure if your eyes are healthy is to visit your eye care professional in Cape Coral for an eye test and exam. Call Elmquist Eye Group today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.