Lasik Eye Doctors Cape Coral

The LASIK eye doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral and Fort Myers offer an unbeatable combination of professional skills and personal compassion that you’re not likely to find anywhere else.

We provide premium quality eye care services to Southwest Florida families and have been doing so since 1982. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, are board certified ophthalmologists and skilled eye surgeons. Kate Wagner, OD, Dr. Elmquist’s partner, and associate, Nina Burt, OD, are board certified optometrists who provide expert eye care for patients of all ages.

Elmquist Eye Group is at the forefront of advancements in LASIK laser vision correction technology, equipment and techniques to assure you of a safer, more precise and more comfortable procedure.

Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?

Lasik Eye Doctors Cape CoralIf you are at least 18 years old, have stable vision, have had no previous eye surgery, and do not have an eye disease (such as glaucoma or cataracts), you may be a good candidate for all-laser LASIK eye surgery at Elmquist Eye Group.

During your LASIK consultation, we will consider multiple factors to determine the best type of laser vision correction procedure for you, such as:

  • How poor is your vision?
  • Do you wear glasses or contacts to see at a distance?
  • Do you wear glasses or contacts for reading?
  • Do you have any astigmatism?
  • Are you prone to dry eyes?
  • What is the shape and structure of your corneas?
  • How thick are your corneas?
  • What are your desired goals?

If your corneas are too thin for the procedure, you may be a better candidate for a variation of LASIK, called PRK. There is also a chance that LASIK vision correction surgery may not be the best option for you.

Is LASIK Surgery Expensive?

At first glance, LASIK might seem expensive. But, if you do the math, the procedure can be a smart investment that will save you money in the long run on glasses, contact lenses and contact solution.

The average cost of LASIK performed by an experienced surgeon with state-of-the-art technology in Southwest Florida ranges from $1,700 to $2,500 per eye, including post-operative care visits.

If you wear contact lenses daily, you probably pay between $500 and $700 for them per year. Add the cost of contact solution and backup glasses, and the total cost is more than $8,500 over a 10-year period. A one-time LASIK procedure may be worth the price!

Elmquist Eye Group offers many options to make your LASIK surgery affordable, and we are always happy to discuss payment methods with you.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Although LASIK surgery restores vision in nearly every patient, it does not change the effect that normal aging has on our eyes. Even with LASIK surgery, you may still need reading glasses after the age of 50 and may develop age-related cataracts. Regular eye exams can help diagnose and treat these problems early.

If you are in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, or elsewhere in Lee County, and are looking for highly skilled LASIK eye doctors, call Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Our doctors will be happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer all of your questions.