Eyeglasses Exam Fort Myers
During a complete eye exam, your doctor at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers will determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, check your eyes for common eye diseases, and assess how your eyes work together.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving Lee County and Southwest Florida since 1992. We are proud to offer a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing quality service to our patients.
Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist, Dr. Kate Wagner and Dr. Nina Burt provide complete eye care services. Dr. Elmquist is an experienced board certified ophthalmologist, and Drs. Wagner and Burt are board certified optometrists. With state-of-the-art facilities, we offer a wide variety of services, from routine eye exams for glasses to refractive cataract surgery.
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 annually to keep their glasses or contact lens prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, especially those entering school, eye exams can play an important role in normal development.
What Is the Eye Doctor Looking for?
In addition to evaluating whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, your eye doctor will check your eyes for eye diseases and other problems that may lead to vision loss. Here are some examples of the conditions that your eye doctor will be checking for:
- Amblyopia: This occurs when the eye and the brain are not working together properly or when one eye has a much different prescription than the other. It is also known as “lazy eye.” If left untreated, amblyopia can cause severe visual disability in the affected eye, resulting in permanent vision impairment. Amblyopia is often treated by patching the stronger eye for periods of time. Early detection is important!
- Strabismus: Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes, is a condition in which both eyes do not look at the same place at the same time. Your eye doctor will check the alignment of your eyes to be sure that they are working together. Strabismus causes problems with depth perception and may lead to amblyopia.
- Eye diseases: Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, have no obvious symptoms in their early stages. Your doctor at Elmquist Eye Group will check the health of your eyes inside and out for signs of early problems. In most cases, early detection and treatment of eye diseases can reduce your risk for permanent vision loss.
Regular eye exams are important for seeing more clearly and preserving your vision for life. If you think you may need eyeglasses or contact lenses, get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an examination in Fort Myers or Cape Coral.