LASIK Surgery Fort Myers
When you are considering LASIK surgery in Fort Myers, the staff at Elmquist Eye Group offers an unbeatable combination of professional skills and personal compassion that you cannot find anywhere else.
Elmquist Eye Group has served Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Southwest Florida for more than two decades. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, our skilled ophthalmologists and eye surgeons, and Kate Wagner, OD, partner, and Nina Burt, OD, our experienced optometrists, aim to provide you with the personal attention, care and comfort you deserve.
The Elmquist Difference
Here are some of the many reasons to choose us for your LASIK surgery in Fort Myers.
- We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with each patient, taking the time to answer questions and explaining treatment options in depth.
- We personally examine every patient to determine if they are a suitable candidate for all-laser LASIK surgery or an alternative, such as PRK.
- Our surgeons, Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown, are board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologists who specialize in refractive surgery.
- We utilize the safest, most advanced technologies and equipment available to deliver the best results.
- We believe that safety is the most important aspect of your LASIK treatment and will never compromise it.
- We understand that vision correction surgery is expensive and work hard to make our services affordable for any budget.
- We offer convenient office times and schedules at our two state-of-the art offices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
- We also provide a complete range of eye care services, including comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes and other eye conditions.
What is LASIK Surgery?
If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, LASIK surgery can improve the focusing power of your eye by reshaping your cornea.
First, a corneal flap must be created so that the surgeon can access the inner corneal tissue. This can be done with a handheld instrument, called a microkeratome, which contains a metal blade, or with a femtosecond laser beam in what we call “all-laser” LASIK. Then, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea according to the requirements of your unique eyes. The flap is then laid back into its normal position and heals in place without stitches.
Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?
If 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 LASIK eye surgery, but the procedure is not for everyone.
Patients with a history of recurring eye infections or inflammations, such as herpes simplex, herpes zoster, or Sjogren’s syndrome, may not be good candidates for LASIK. Patients with thin, severely scarred, or weak corneas, as well as those with uncontrolled medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, HIV, or uncontrolled diabetes may also be poor LASIK candidates.
A thorough pre-operative examination at Elmquist Eye Group will include a careful medical and ocular history to make sure there are no conditions that could compromise the outcome of your surgery.
At Elmquist Eye Group, we recognize that you have a choice in Fort Myers for your LASIK surgery. We will do everything we can to make your experience with us as pleasant, comfortable, and positive as possible. Call us today at (239) 936-2020 to make an appointment.