Fort Myers LASIK & Cataract Surgery
If you live or work in Fort Myers and are seeking the best eye doctors for LASIK or cataract surgery, look no further than Elmquist Eye Group.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, a board certified ophthalmologist and one of America’s Top Doctors, along with his managing partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and associates, Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD and Nina Burt, OD, provide a wide range of eye care services. We have been proudly serving the Fort Myers and Cape Coral area and beyond for over 25 years.
As evidence of our dedication to exemplary service, we have maintained an “A” rating with Angie’s List since 2008 and earned their esteemed Super Service Award. We are one of a small number of Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry practices to consistently perform well enough to earn this Award.
Although both LASIK and cataract surgery can significantly improve your vision, they are different procedures that serve different purposes in vision correction.
About LASIK Surgery
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery, which means it is used to correct refractive errors in the eye. A refractive error is characterized by an abnormally shaped cornea that prevents the eye from focusing light properly. During the procedure, a laser is used to re-shape the curvature of the cornea and correct the refractive error.
When you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, or presbyopia, LASIK surgery can change the way light rays enter your eye and improve the ability of your eyes to focus.
At Elmquist Eye Group, we prefer all-laser LASIK, also called “bladeless” LASIK. This state-of-the-art technique is the most technologically advanced and safest way of performing LASIK surgery.
LASIK, however, cannot correct every single type of vision problem. If you have a cataract, your vision would still be blurred after LASIK surgery because of the cloudy cataract. You need cataract surgery.
About Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are cloudy areas in the normally clear lens of the eye that inhibit light from passing through to the retina normally. Over time, they can lead to blurred vision. They 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. The good news is that they can be cured by means of cataract surgery.
To achieve the best possible outcomes for our cataract patients, Elmquist Eye Group offers state-of-the-art bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, which is designed to make cataract surgery very precise, safe and accurate. While traditional cataract surgery provides excellent results, this revolutionary procedure enhances our ability to offer qualified patients the best possible visual outcomes and provide you with more options.
When you need information about LASIK and cataract surgery in Fort Myers and about which one may be most suitable for you, we encourage you to give Elmquist Eye Group a call at (239) 936-2020 to find out how we can help.