Find an Eye Doctor in My Area
When you need an excellent eye doctor in your area, you will find that each member of the Elmquist Eye Group team is one of the top eye doctors in Southwest Florida.
Since 1992, Elmquist Eye Group has provided quality eye care services in Cape Coral and Fort Myers for the whole family, from children to seniors. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associates, ophthalmologist Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD and Nina Burt, OD, utilize the safest, most advanced techniques to protect, restore and enhance your vision.
Our services include comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia and other eye conditions. We also have a full optometric boutique that offers a wide range of eyeglass options.
Our Highly Qualified Eye Doctors
Ophthalmologists and optometrists at Elmquist Eye Group work side-by-side to diagnose, treat and manage eye conditions and vision problems.
Ophthalmologists are physicians – either medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathy (ODs). Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown are ophthalmologists who are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Most ophthalmologists are licensed and trained in complex and delicate eye surgery, such as cataract removal, lens implants and laser vision correction. They diagnose and treat all eye diseases, prescribe medications, and perform all types of surgery to improve, or prevent the worsening of, eye and vision-related conditions. They are also trained to correct vision problems with eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Optometrists, or Doctors of Optometry (OD), like Dr. Wagner and Dr. Burt, provide primary vision care that ranges from eye tests and vision correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the eye. Drs. Wagner and Burt are optometrists who are board certified by the Florida State Board of Optometry and the National Board of Optometry.
Optometrists are licensed and trained to prescribe medications, counsel patients about surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and perform certain surgical procedures.
When Was Your Last Eye Exam?
The very best way to find out if an eye or vision problem that is bothering you is a sign of a serious condition is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Many eye and vision problems have no symptoms, so periodic eye exams are an important part of maintaining healthy vision.
Even if you have naturally good vision and health, you and your children still need regular eye exams. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Optometric Association (AOA) have published guidelines for how often individuals of varying ages and risks should have eye exams.
When you are trying to find an eye doctor in the Fort Myers or Cape Coral area, consider Elmquist Eye Group. Our experienced team of eye doctors will provide you with individualized care and help prevent vision loss. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (239) 936-2020.