SWFL Eye Care

When you are looking for the highest quality eye care in Fort Myers, Cape Coral or elsewhere in SWFL, consider Elmquist Eye Group. State of the art technology, specialized equipment, and a skilled team of doctors allows us to provide you with an unsurpassed level of care.

SWFL Eye CareElmquist Eye Group has been serving the residents of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Southwest Florida for more than two decades. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner Kate Wagner, OD, and his associates Nina Burt, OD and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, dry eyes and other eye conditions.

Dr. Trevor Elmquist is one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology, which means that he ranks among the top 1% of doctors in the U.S. Elmquist Eye Group is also one of a small number of Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry practices to perform well enough to earn and “A” rating and the coveted Super Service Award from Angie’s List.

When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

The very best way to find out if an eye or vision problem that is bothering you is a sign of a 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.  Even if you have naturally good vision and health, you and your children still need regular eye exams.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Optometric Association (AOA) have established guidelines for how often individuals of varying ages and risks should have eye exams. We’ve summarized them below:

  • Children should be assessed for eye problems as infants and then at all subsequent routine health visits. Elmquist Eye Group provides comprehensive eye exams for children aged 5 and up.
  • Adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease should have a comprehensive eye exam at age 40 if they have not had a previous exam.
  • Adults who are between 40 and 54 years of age without signs or risk factors but who have previously had an eye exam should continue to be examined every 2 to 4 years.
  • For adults between the ages of 55 and 64, the recommended interval for eye exams is 1 to 3 years.
  • For adults 65 years old or older, the recommended interval for eye exams is every 1 to 2 years, even in the absence of symptoms.
  • Adults who are at higher risk for certain diseases, such as African-Americans and Hispanics who are at higher risk for glaucoma, should be examined more often.
  • Adults of any age who develop type 1 diabetes should have an eye exam 5 years after the onset of the disease and then every year thereafter.
  • Adults of any age who develop type 2 diabetes should have an eye exam annually.
  • People who wear contact lenses should have annual eye exams.
  • At any age, if you notice changes in your vision between eye exams, you should contact your eye doctor right away.

At Elmquist Eye Group, your eye health is very important to us. We offer the best team of eye doctors in SWFL who can provide you with individualized care and help prevent vision loss. Schedule an eye exam today by calling us at (239) 936-2020.