LASIK Surgery Southwest Florida
LASIK surgery can reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses. For safe, precise, and affordable treatment in Southwest Florida, consider Elmquist Eye Group.
Your surgical outcome and your satisfaction will depend on whether you are a suitable LASIK candidate. Every person’s eyes are unique, like fingerprints, and the doctor must evaluate the degree of your refractive error, the size of your pupils, and the thickness of your cornea in order to decide which laser and surgical technique is best for you. These factors are never the same for all patients.
Elmquist Eye Group has proudly provided world-class eye care to thousands of patients in Fort Myers and Cape Coral since 1992. A combination of state-of-the-art technology, specialized equipment, and a skilled team of doctors allows us to provide you with an unsurpassed level of care.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is a skilled ophthalmologist and surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as one of America’s Top Doctors. Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, is also a board certified ophthalmologist who is trained and certified in refractive surgery.
Dr. Elmquist’s partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associate, Nina Burt, OD, are both board certified optometrists who provide complete eye care services. Together, the team at Elmquist Eye Group has the expertise to care for anyone in your family, from children to seniors.
What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is the abbreviation for “Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.” The procedure reshapes the corneal tissue to improve the focusing power of your eye. This changes the way light rays enter your eye and improves the ability of your eyes to focus.
The FDA-approved outpatient surgery takes less than 15 minutes in most cases and is virtually painless. LASIK is one of several options that can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts.
Thanks to our preferred all-laser LASIK technique, the surgeon is able to create a very precise corneal flap using cool energy from a Femtosecond laser beam. We believe it offers our patients an unprecedented level of safety, comfort and precision. It also reduces the risks associated with a metal blade passing through the surface of the eye.
What are the Benefits of LASIK Surgery?
- Safe and effective. LASIK has been proven effective. Continuous improvements in laser technology and surgical techniques have made the procedure safer and more effective year after year.
- Vision improvement. Although each patient is different, the vast majority of patients who undergo LASIK vision correction achieve 20/20 vision or better.
- Little or no discomfort. LASIK surgery is virtually painless. Some patients experience burning, redness, or sensitivity to light following surgery, but the discomfort should not last more than a few hours. To combat possible eye dryness, your doctor may prescribe artificial teardrops.
- Fast recovery. All-laser LASIK surgery is very brief and takes only 15-20 minutes per eye. Most people are impressed by the improvements in their vision by the next day. You can expect to drive and return to work and your normal exercise routine within 24-48 hours after the procedure.
If you live or work in Southwest Florida and have questions about LASIK eye surgery, schedule an appointment at Elmquist Eye Group by calling (239) 936-2020, and our expert team of eye doctors will be happy to discuss them in-depth with you.