Vision Exam Cape Coral
It’s not always easy to decide when to have a vision exam but, when it comes to your eye health, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Schedule an eye exam with Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral to put your mind at ease.
Elmquist 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 ophthalmologist and surgeon Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide comprehensive eye care services to everyone in the family, from children to seniors.
We also offer the latest in eyewear designs and lens technology in our Optical Boutique. Our expert opticians offer 40 years of combined experience and can help you find high-quality frames and lenses to fit any lifestyle. If you prefer contact lenses, we can help you find the type that best meets your needs.
Family Eye Exams
Many eye and vision problems have no symptoms, so comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining healthy vision. Even if you think your eyes are healthy, an exam is important for detecting and treating problems before they lead to vision loss.
Your doctor will dilate your eyes with drops to make the pupils bigger, for a closer look into your eyes, and check for common conditions like myopia and astigmatism, as well as complex conditions, like glaucoma and macular degeneration. He or she will also look for any signs of eye disease that could cause problems in the future, and determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, if you need them.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children who have no symptoms of eye or vision problems should have eye examinations according to the following schedule:
- Birth to 24 months: At 6 months of age
- Age 2 to 5: At age 3
- Age 6 to 18: Before first grade and then every 2 years
Children who are at a higher risk of developing eye and vision problems may need additional testing or more frequent exams. The risk factors include premature birth or low birth rate, family history of congenital eye disorders, high refractive errors, strabismus, or central nervous system dysfunction.
Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 should have routine eye exams every two years, and those 61 and older should have them every year. However, a comprehensive dilated eye exam, one where the doctor applies eye drops to widen the pupil for a closer look at the inside of the eye, should be done according to the following schedule from Prevent Blindness America:
- Age 20-39: Every 3 to 5 years (If African-American, every 2 to 4 years)
- Age 40-64: Every 2 to 4 years
- Age 65 or older: Every 1 to 2 years
Adults with special risks, such as diabetes, a previous eye trauma, surgery or a family history of glaucoma, may need more frequent eye exams.
The highly regarded eye doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral provide vision exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, and an unparalleled level of care using state-of-the-art technology and specialized equipment. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (239) 936-2020.