Find an Optometrist in My Area
If you are trying to find a skilled optometrist in the Cape Coral or Fort Myers area, pay a visit to Elmquist Eye Group for individualized care that will help you maintain healthy eyes throughout your life.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving Southwest Florida for more than 25 years. Ophthalmologist, Yasaira Rodriguez, MD, and optometrists Kate Wagner, OD, and Nina Burt, OD, provide a wide variety of eye care services.
The Elmquist team provides comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients in Lee County in state-of-the-art facilities using highly specialized equipment.
What is an Optometrist?
An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree.
Although they are not medical doctors (MDs), optometrists must pass rigorous tests to become licensed by the state in which they intend to practice. Kate Wagner, OD and Nina Burt, OD have both been board certified by the State of Florida and the National Board of Optometry.
Optometrists provide primary vision care that ranges from eye tests to vision correction, and can diagnose and treat a broad range of medical conditions that impact the eye, including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal disease and ocular disorders associated with diabetes and high blood pressure.
They are licensed to prescribe medications, counsel patients about surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and perform certain surgical procedures.
For most day-to-day eye and vision care needs, an optometrist will generally be your best choice. Optometrists conduct most routine eye examinations and refractions, and regularly treat problems that affect the surface of the eye, such as allergies, irritations, eyestrain, and conjunctivitis. They also prescribe medications for certain eye conditions, including antibiotics for infections.
If you have a serious vision problem or need eye surgery, they will refer you to an ophthalmologist, such as Dr. Rodriguez, for a more detailed examination or ongoing treatment.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
On your initial visit to Elmquist Eye Group, you should expect to have your eyes dilated. This will enable the doctor to look inside your eyes and check for diseases. The dilating drops will cause you to become sensitive to light, and your vision will blur for a few hours. Whenever you are having your eyes dilated, please bring along someone to drive you home.
The best optometrist in your area will help you maintain your eye and overall health. If you are in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or elsewhere in Southwest Florida, the eye doctors at Elmquist Eye Group can handle all of your vision needs. Give us a call today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.