Eye Test Near Me Fort Myers
Don’t put off routine eye tests that can help maintain your healthy vision. If you live or work in Fort Myers and are seeking a highly qualified eye doctor near you, consider Elmquist Eye Group.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving the residents of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Southwest Florida for more than 25 years. Our talented team provides comprehensive eye care services to everyone in the family, from children to seniors.
- Meet board certified ophthalmologist Trevor Elmquist, DO
- Meet board certified optometrist (and partner) Kate Wagner, OD
- Meet board certified optometrist Nina Burt, OD
- Meet board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD
We also offer the latest in eyewear designs and lens technology in our Optical Boutique. Our expert opticians offer 40+ years of combined experience and can help you find high-quality frames and lenses to fit any lifestyle. If you prefer contact lenses, we can help you find the type that best meets your needs.
Sign 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.
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.
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.
If you experience swelling of the eyelids, itchiness, redness, a pink discoloration of the whites of your eyes, and/or discharge, you may have an eye infection. While some eye infections clear up on their own, many are contagious and may cause permanent damage.
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 are often 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.
If you were recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, a thyroid condition, or another condition that could affect your eyes, you should have your eyes checked out more than once every two years.
The highly regarded eye doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers provide eye tests and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases using state-of-the-art technology and specialized equipment. Schedule an appointment near you by calling us at (239) 936-2020.