Fort Myers Eye Doctors
The skilled eye doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers provide state-of-the-art eye care for all members of your family, from children to seniors, in a comfortable, friendly and high tech environment.
Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist and his associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner, partner, Dr. Nina Burt, and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown provide a complete range of eye care services, including comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, glaucoma, presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia and other eye conditions. We also have a full optometric boutique that features a wide range of eyeglass options.
Why Choose Us
Dr. Trevor Elmquist, the founder of Elmquist Eye Group, is a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon, and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a list that’s reserved for the top 1% of doctors in each medical field, both nationally and regionally, based on the nominations of other physicians.
Elmquist Eye Group is also proud to be listed at Angie’s List since 2008 with a consistent “A” rating. We are also one of few Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry practices to perform well enough to earn this respected review site’s coveted Super Service Award.
Why Eye Exams Matter
Having your eyes examined should be an integral part of your overall preventive health care plan. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is often the only way to detect conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration which may have no symptoms in the early stages. With early detection, these conditions can be treated, reducing your risk of vision loss.
For example, studies show that one of every three people with diabetes is not aware that they have the disease. Your eye doctor may be the first to detect the symptoms by looking at the blood vessels in the retina of your eyes. A condition known as diabetic retinopathy can damage retinal tissues and lead to impaired vision or even blindness, if left untreated.
When You Should Have a Dilated Eye Exam
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends annual comprehensive dilated eye exams starting at age 60. African-Americans are at higher risk for developing glaucoma, however, so annual dilated eye exams should begin at 40 years old. And all individuals with diabetes should have a dilated eye exam at least once a year.
Refractive errors can be found during a comprehensive dilated eye exam. The exam involves the dilation of the pupils with eye drops which gives your eye doctor a clear view of the tissues at the back of your eye, including the retina, the macula, and the optic nerve.
Other components of the comprehensive dilated eye exam include tonometry, which helps detect glaucoma, visual field tests that measure your peripheral (side) vision, and visual acuity tests that assess how well you see at different distances.
Even if you think your eyes are healthy, a comprehensive eye examination is the only way to be sure.
The highly trained eye doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers and Cape Coral will provide your family with the latest treatments to meet all of your eye care needs. Give us a call today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.