Optometrist Near Me

When looking for an optometrist near you, consider Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. We have been providing first-class quality eye care to families throughout Southwest Florida for over 22 years.

E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associates Nina Burt, OD and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide a wide variety of eye care services, from routine eye exams for corrective lenses to bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery and glaucoma laser surgery.

Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Brown are board certified ophthalmologists and fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Wagner and Dr. Burt are board certified optometrists.

Optometrist or Ophthalmologist: Which One is Right for You?

Optometrist Near MeOptometrists, like Dr. Wagner and Dr. Burt, can prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses, prescribe some medications, and perform minor surgical procedures. They perform vision tests, diagnose and treat many eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal diseases, and are trained to detect systemic diseases that may manifest in the eyes, such as diabetes. They also perform the majority of comprehensive eye exams in the U.S.

Ophthalmologists, like Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Brown, are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat complex eye conditions, perform surgery, such as LASIK laser vision correction, cataract removal, retinal detachment surgery, and surgery related to eye trauma, and can prescribe a broader range of prescription medications than optometrists.

Find an Eye Doctor You Can Trust

Whether you need an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, you may need to do a little research to find an eye doctor who is a good fit for you and your family. Here are some reliable places to start.

  1. America’s Top Doctors: This guide from Castle Connolly identifies the nation’s best doctors in every part of the country and in every medical specialty. Doctors are nominated by their peers and researched by a team of physicians who evaluate a doctor’s training, experience, and history of disciplinary actions. Doctors cannot pay to be listed. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is listed as one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology. The outstanding doctors like Dr. Elmquist who have been selected by Castle Connolly represent the top 1% of doctors in the nation.
  2. American Board of Ophthalmology: The ABO certifies doctors and surgeons who have the knowledge, experience and skills to provide comprehensive eye care services, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Dr. Trevor Elmquist and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown are board certified by the ABO.
  3. Florida Board of Optometry: Every person engaged in the practice of optometry in Florida who is certified by this Board meets the minimum requirements for safe practice. Dr. Kate Wagner and Dr. Nina Burt are both board certified by the Florida Board of Optometry and the National Board of Optometry.
  4. Angie’s List: Members of Angie’s List are held accountable for the accuracy of the reviews they submit, and reviews cannot by anonymous. Elmquist Eye Group has been listed at Angie’s List since 2008, has maintained an “A” rating, and earned their coveted Super Service Award in 2015. We are one of few Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry practices to perform well enough to earn this Award.

When you need an optometrist near you, Elmquist Eye Group offers you access to a complete range of eye doctors with different training, expertise, and unique strengths. We are always happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about your eyes. Get in touch with us today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.