Optometrists in Lee County
Most people consider the ability to see as their most important sense. Take preventative measures to care for the health of your eyes and schedule an exam with the optometrists at Elmquist Eye Group in Lee County, Florida today.
Day-to-day eye issues, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism can be diagnosed and treated by optometrists. They are not medical doctors but instead have doctoral degrees and are trained to perform comprehensive vision exams, prescribe contact lenses and glasses, and prescribe medications or other appropriate therapies to treat certain eye diseases and injuries.
Most people receive their primary eye care from their local doctor of optometry, and many diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure are first found by optometrists during a comprehensive eye exam.
About Elmquist Eye Group
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is a skilled ophthalmologist who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Elmquist specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery, and is one of America’s Top Doctors, selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Dr. Elmquist’s partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associate, Nina Burt, OD, are both board certified optometrists who provide complete eye care services. And the newest member of our team is Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, who is a board certified ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Together, the experienced team at Elmquist Eye Group can care for everyone in your family, from children to seniors.
Caring for Your Eyes
Although each person’s eyes are different, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends certain times in your life during which you should receive a comprehensive eye exam.
School-aged children: An eye exam should be performed when your child enters the 1st grade. As he or she gets older, another eye exam should be done if you suspect any type of vision problem. Nearsightedness is the most common condition for this age group, and it be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, based on the child’s age.
Teens & Early 20s: Teenagers who wear corrective lenses should receive an annual eye exam to find out if there have been changes in the prescription and to detect any other issues. It’s also important to protect the eyes during sports activities.
Adults 25 to 40: Vision does not usually change significantly at this age. Those who don’t wear prescription lenses or have a family history of eye disease should have at least one complete eye exam in their 20s and two complete exams in their 30s. Women may also experience vision fluctuations during pregnancy that may need attention.
Adults 40 to 65: These are the ages during which many eye diseases begin to emerge. Have a comprehensive eye exam at age 40 to check for signs of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and other problems. Continue to schedule exams every one or two years based on feedback from your eye care professional.
65 and older: Experts estimate that more than 15 million Americans over the age of 65 have a cataract in one or both eyes, and that the rate of glaucoma has increased in adults over the age of 85. Schedule an eye exam every year to detect eye disease as early as possible and prevent permanent vision loss.
It’s important to take your eye health seriously by scheduling regular eye exams with the experienced optometrists at Elmquist Eye Group in Lee County. If you are looking for high-quality eye care in Cape Coral, we encourage you to give us a call at (239) 936-2020 to find out more about our services.