Find a Cataract Surgeon in Fort Myers

Whether you are interested in traditional or laser cataract surgery in Fort Myers, here are some tips on how to find an experienced surgeon to restore your clear vision.

Find a Cataract Surgeon in Fort MyersCataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. The surgery involves removal of the cloudy natural lens and replacement with a clear artificial lens, called an intraocular lens.

Since 1992, patients from throughout Southwest Florida have been visiting Elmquist Eye Group for the highest quality eye care, including cataract evaluations and surgery, glaucoma evaluation and treatment, dry eye evaluation and treatment, and other eye conditions that affect everyone from children to seniors.

Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, specializing in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He is proud to be among Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s list of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology, based on nominations from his peers.

Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, Dr. Elmquist’s associate, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Eccles-Brown’s eye surgery expertise include LASIK, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery and in-office procedures.

How to Find a Skilled Cataract Surgeon

To achieve the very best results from your cataract surgery, you will want to choose a competent, experienced surgeon who is fully certified in his or her field. These tips may help you make an informed decision.

  1. Ask family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to recommend qualified eye surgeons with whom they’ve had good experiences. Your family doctor or primary care physician may also be able to refer you to a cataract surgeon they know and like. Recommendations from people you know and trust are always more valuable than reviews and ratings you read on the Internet.
  2. Another excellent resource is the America’s Top Doctors Each year, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies the nation’s best doctors by medical specialty. The list represents the top 1% of doctors in the nation. Doctors cannot pay to be listed, and are instead nominated by their peers and researched by a team of physicians. D. Elmquist has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology for five consecutive years.
  3. Board certified ophthalmologists have the skills and expertise to provide comprehensive eye care services, including complex and delicate eye surgery. Verify that the eye surgeon you are considering is board certified by visiting the Certification Matters website of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
  4. The respected online consumer review site, Angie’s List, which offers more than 10 million verified reviews of local services about everything from price to professionalism to punctuality, is another great resource for information. Elmquist Eye Group has maintained an “A” rating with Angie’s List since 2008 and earned their coveted Super Service Award. We are one of only a small number of Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry practices to perform well enough to earn this Award.

You will find the most qualified cataract surgeons at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers. Get in touch with us today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an evaluation. We take a genuine interest in your eye health and can provide valuable advice and treatment options.