FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 8, 2020) – Elmquist Eye Group is now offering telehealth services for patients with conditions that do not require an in-office exam.
Offered via a HIPAA-compliant platform, Elmquist Eye Group’s telehealth consultations are intended for ocular conditions that can be diagnosed and managed virtually, including styes, cysts, eyelid swelling and red eyes. Virtual visits can also help determine if a patient’s symptoms require urgent treatment or further evaluation. For other serious issues and for those experiencing pain or vision loss, Elmquist Eye Group is still providing in-office care at its Fort Myers location. Its Cape Coral office is temporarily closed during this time. The practice is temporarily postponing non-emergency eye exams, as directed by the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology to safeguard patients and staff and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Customers are still able to purchase contact lenses from Elmquist Eye Group’s Optical Boutiques. Eyeglass repairs and purchases are available by appointment. Orders can be mailed to customers’ homes or picked up at Elmquist Eye Group via curbside pickup.
“Elmquist Eye Group is dedicated to the overall health of our patients, staff and community, and telehealth allows us to keep serving patients while reducing the number of in-office visits during this unprecedented time for our community,” said Dr. Trevor Elmquist, founder of Elmquist Eye Group. “While a virtual visit cannot replace a comprehensive dilated in-office eye exam, our ophthalmologists and optometrists stand ready to provide consultation and answer any questions.”
Please contact Elmquist Eye Group at 239-936-2020 to learn more about telehealth services or to set up an emergency appointment.
About Elmquist Eye Group
E. Trevor Elmquist, D.O. founded Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers in 1992. Elmquist and his skilled associates Dr. Kate Wagner, Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown and Dr. Nina Burt continue to provide a complete range of medical and surgical eye care to the residents of Lee County. Services include comprehensive eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and many more eye conditions. For more information and appointments call 239-936-2020 or go to www.Elmquist.com.