Fort Myers Eye Centers
Take great care of your eyes by scheduling an appointment at Elmquist Eye Group’s state-of-the-art eye centers in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. We will provide you with the high quality care you deserve.
At Elmquist Eye Group, E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, founder, and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, are experienced board certified ophthalmologists, and Kate Wagner, OD, Dr. Elmquist’s partner, and Nina Burt, OD, are highly skilled board certified optometrists. No matter what type of concern you have about your eyes, our talented team offers a complete range of vision care.
Click on the links below to learn more about some of the eye care services we provide.
- Diabetic Eye Exams
- Cataract Evaluations
- Refractive Cataract Surgery
- Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment
- Macular Degeneration Evaluation
- Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment
- Blepharitis Treatment – Spa Scrubs
Comprehensive Eye Exams
If you haven’t had a comprehensive eye examination recently, now would be the ideal time to schedule one! Many eye and vision problems have no symptoms or warning signs, so periodic exams are an important part of maintaining eye health. Healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should have routine eye exams every two years, and those 61 and older should have them every year.
Our comprehensive eye exam includes screening for signs of eye and medical problems such as:
- Cataracts – Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye that can lead to blurred vision. They can occur at any age, but are a very common part of the natural aging process. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., and an estimated 20.5 million Americans aged 40 years and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. Cataracts can be treated with surgery.
- Diabetes – Diabetic retinopathy (DR) damages the retina. It is a common complication of diabetes and the leading cause of blindness among working-aged American adults aged 20–74 years. There may be no symptoms until the damage is severe. Finding diabetic retinopathy early is the best way to prevent vision loss. Annual eye exams can also detect early signs of diabetes.
- Glaucoma – Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, often related to elevated intra-ocular pressure. If not treated, it can damage the optic nerve and lead to blindness. It is estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of them know they have it because there are usually no symptoms. Early detection of glaucoma is the key to protecting your eyes against serious vision loss.
- Macular Degeneration – Often called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), this disorder affects your central vision and is associated with aging. AMD affects about 2 million people and is the leading cause of close-up vision impairment in people aged 65 years and older. A comprehensive annual exam can help us detect the early signs of AMD and treat it, if necessary.
A thorough eye exam can detect these conditions and many more. During your exam, the doctor will look for vision disorders, eye muscle imbalance, and any signs of eye disease that could cause problems in the future. We may also dilate your eyes with drops to make the pupils bigger, enabling us to take a closer look in your eyes.
At Elmquist Eye Group’s eye centers in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, we take pride in offering a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing the best service to our patients. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment