Vision Test Fort Myers
It’s not always easy to determine when and where to schedule a vision test in Fort Myers. The list of common eye problems below may help you decide when a vision test from Elmquist Eye Group is exactly what you need.
Elmquist Eye Group has served thousands of patients in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and throughout Southwest Florida since 1992. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner Kate Wagner, OD, and his associates Nina Burt, OD and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide everyone in the family with personalized care, from children to seniors.
Dr. Elmquist is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and has been selected year after year as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Dr. Eccles-Brown is a board certified ophthalmologist who has additional training and certification in refractive surgery. Drs. Wagner and Burt are highly skilled board certified optometrists.
Common Eye Problems
If you experience any of the following symptoms between your annual eye exams, report them to Elmquist Eye Group as soon as possible. They may signal changes related to diabetes or simply require a change in your glasses or contact lens prescription.
- Burning, itchy eyes
- Eye twitching
- Blurred vision
- Cloudy vision
- Double vision
- Floaters and flashes of light
- Glare or halos from bright lights
- Eye pain or severe headaches
- Shadows or dark spots in the center of your vision
- Shadow or curtain over part of your visual field
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty seeing or driving at night
Comprehensive Eye Exam
Regular comprehensive eye exams are important. They are often the only way to detect conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration that often have no symptoms in the early stages. With early detection, these conditions can be treated, reducing your risk of vision loss. The following vision tests help us evaluate different aspects of your vision.
Visual acuity test: This test utilizes a chart with rows of letters that decrease in size, beginning with a large E at the top. It will help us measure your distance vision and near vision.
Refraction: Refraction refers to how light waves are bent as they pass through your cornea and lens, and can tell us whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. You will look through a device that holds many lenses so that we can determine which combination of lenses gives you the sharpest vision.
Retinoscopy: This is another test that enables us to estimate your eyeglass prescription by determining the way light reflects off of your eye when we shine a light into it.
Visual field test: A visual field test may be another component of your comprehensive eye exam. It is used to detect potential blind spots in the eye due to diseases like glaucoma.
Slit-lamp exam: This exam gives us a magnified view of the inner and outer structures of your eye including the eyelids, conjunctiva, iris, lens, sclera, and cornea, and helps us detect eye problems at an early stage.
Glaucoma test: A puff of air is used to calculate the intraocular pressure in your eye. High eye pressure can be a sign of glaucoma.
Prevention is always the best medicine. Be sure to schedule a comprehensive eye exam and vision test in Fort Myers with Elmquist Eye Group to help put your mind at ease. For an appointment, call us today at (239) 936-2020.