Top Ophthalmologists in Cape Coral
Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist, founder of Elmquist Eye Group, is not only one of the top ophthalmologists in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, but he has been selected for four consecutive years as one of America’s Top Doctors.
America’s Top Doctors recognizes the top one percent of physicians in their fields and is based on nominations submitted by other physicians and reviewed by Castle Connolly’s doctor-led research team.
Dr. Elmquist is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He served as an ophthalmology resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1985 to 1988 and as Chief of the eye clinic at Homestead Air Force Base from 1988 to 1990 before founding Elmquist Eye Group in 1992.
Since then, residents of Southwest Florida have been coming to Elmquist Eye Group for the highest quality eye care, including cataract evaluations and surgery, glaucoma evaluation and treatment, dry eye evaluation and treatment, as well as other eye conditions that may affect everyone from children to seniors.
Dr. Elmquist’s hospital affiliations include the Eye Specialist’s Laser & Surgery Center, Health Park Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Lee County Medical Society.
He and his highly skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner, partner, Dr. Nina Burt, and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, provide comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients in Lee County using highly specialized equipment in state-of-the-art facilities.
What Do Ophthalmologists Treat?
An ophthalmologist is an eye doctor who has specialized experience in surgical and medical procedures. They typically have an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) degree.
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.
Dr. Elmquist encourages everyone to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years, unless they are having an eye or vision problem that requires immediate attention. Many diseases can be detected during these eye exams, including some that have no early warning signs.
Top ophthalmologists like Dr. Elmquist in Cape Coral and Fort Myers are an excellent choice if you have a serious eye injury, a complex eye disease, or complicated vision problems. Give us a call at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment and enjoy great eye health.