Ophthalmology Doctor Fort Myers
A doctor of ophthalmology is an eye doctor who has specialized experience in surgical and medical procedures. Dr. Yasaira Rodriguez of Elmquist Eye Group is one of the best ophthalmologists in the Fort Myers area and is well-known for her expertise and dedication, and for the personal interest she takes in every patient.
Yasaira Rodriguez, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon. Kate Wagner, OD, and Nina Burt, OD are skilled optometrists. Together, they provide a full spectrum of eye care services and can handle all of your family’s vision needs.
What Do Ophthalmologists Treat?
Ophthalmologists are trained to diagnose and treat eye diseases and disorders, prescribe medications, and perform all types of surgery to improve, or prevent the worsening of, eye and vision-related conditions. Many are also involved in scientific research into the causes of, and cures for, various eye diseases and vision problems.
They are also trained in vision services such as eye exams, refraction, vision correction and lens prescriptions, but not all ophthalmologists choose to practice vision correction as their primary service. It’s not unusual for optometrists to perform these services while both types of doctors work side-by-side to diagnose, treat and manage more complex conditions.
At Elmquist Eye Group, our skilled optometrists, Kate Wagner, OD, and Nina Burt, OD, are well-trained to treat most eye problems, such as eye pain, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, eye allergies, as well as some chronic eye diseases, including glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.
Experienced ophthalmologists like Dr. Rodriguez are excellent choices if you have a serious eye injury, a complex eye disease or complicated vision problems.
The very best way to find out if your eye or vision problem is simple to resolve or a sign of a more serious condition is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Many eye and vision problems have no symptoms, so periodic eye exams are an important part of maintaining healthy vision.
If you live or work in Fort Myers or anywhere in Southwest Florida, make an appointment with the best ophthalmology and optometry doctors at Elmquist Eye Group. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to discuss any questions you may have about your vision problems.