Fort Myers Optometrist
Are you looking for a Fort Myers optometrist for your entire family’s eye care needs? Regular checkups. Glasses. Contact lenses. Aging eyes. Young eyes. We do it all at Elmquist Eye Group. Many Floridians count on us to be their trusted eye doctor, and you can too.
Prevention is key
Most eye diseases can be prevented, and annual eye exams are a big part of that prevention plan. When you visit Elmquist Eye Group on a regular basis at least twice per year, we have a much better chance of catching vision and eye problems early, before they become much more serious. Our optometrists will perform a thorough eye exam to gain insight about your eye structures and blood vessel health, which provides clues regarding medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Our optometrists will ask you about any symptoms you’ve been experiencing lately, like eye pain, blurred vision, squinting and headaches. If you have already been diagnosed with an eye problem or disease, it is even more important to see your optometrist on a regular basis.
Reasons why an optometrist is important
As you get older, it becomes increasingly important to regularly see an optometrist. An age-related condition called macular degeneration affects people over age 40. The disease is quite common in older adults, and early detection is critical. Most people have no symptoms, until it is too late. Your optometrist is trained regarding what to look for.
Screening for macular degeneration is just one of the many important reasons to see an optometrist. Other reasons include:
- Eye examination to detect vision problems
- Conduction of other eye tests to determine eye focus and coordination
- Depth perception and color blindness tests
- Detection and diagnosis of multiple eye diseases
- Treatment of eye injuries
- Prescription glasses or contact lenses for vision correction
- Surgical procedures
- Diagnosis of other diseases based on eye blood vessel examination
- Coordination of overall medical care with your primary care physician or other doctors
Typically, many patients do not regularly see an optometrist, opting only to schedule an appointment when they experience an eye problem like blurry vision or poor night vision. Don’t wait. It is very important to see an optometrist once a year at a minimum. Don’t have symptoms? No eye problems? That’s fine! Just because you don’t have symptoms, that is no reason to skip regular visits to the optometrist.
Remember that many eye diseases do not have symptoms, so early detection by one of our trained Fort Myers optometrists at Elmquist Eye Group is the only way to keep your eyes healthy and stay ahead of the game when it comes to eye diseases. Many eye conditions happen as we age, and our optometrist will check for all age-related conditions. When was the last time you had a vision check? If you can’t really remember, guess what? It has been too long. Give us a call today at Elmquist Eye Group to schedule an appointment.