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Low Vision Optometry
of Central Pennsylvania

Optometrist & Low Vision Expert in Lititz, Pennsylvania

Low vision can really harm your sense of self, idependence and well-being, especially if your eye doctor says they can’t do anything more to help!

If you feel trapped behind a set of faulty eyes that makes life hard for you and makes you feel cut off from the world around you, it may be time to visit Low Vision Optometry of Central Pennsylvania! We’re one of only 40 optometrist practices in all of North America dedicated to helping low vision patients like you live their best, most independent and fulfilling lives, even after being told that there was nothing more to be done.

Dr. Yanna Nachtigall has the knowledge, dedication, and experience necessary to make sure that you can live your life doing all the things you need and love to do: drive around town, read your favorite books, go to work, play with friends and family, cook your own meals, and more.

Call for a personal consultation with Dr. Yanna Nachtigall in Lititz, Pennsylvania today, and find out if low vision aids are right for you.

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Dr. Yanna Nachtigall O. D.

We help you live your best life

What is a Low Vision Optometrist?

Low vision doctors make it their goal to help you reclaim the ability to live your life on your own terms. Using low vision aids such as magnifiers and specialized low vision glasses, we help you be able to independently do activities that are imporant and meaningful to you, such as driving, reading a book, recognizing your loved ones’ faces, watching TV, playing cards or board games, and cooking.

As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) – a network of low vision optometrists – Dr. Yanna Nachtigall intensively studied low vision care. We are committed to maximizing our patient’s vision and help them live their best lives.

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Causes That Lead to Low Vision

Low vision cannot be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. It usually happens due to injury, disease, or genetics. Conditions that may cause it include:

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration (i.e., Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, etc.)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – a complication of diabetes affecting eyesight
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa – leads to contraction of the visual field
  • Glaucoma – damage to the optical nerve due to inner eye pressure
  • Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
  • Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
  • Albinism – the lack of pigments in the back of the eye
  • Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
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Advice and Assistance From Your Low Vision Optometrist

Want to know the "secret ingredients" that make our complete low vision services a cut above the rest? We pride ourselves on second-to-none patient-centered care and an eye care team that is passionate about helping each patient live their best life. Our low vision experts in Lititz want to know how you feel we can best help you. We’ll make sure you get you all the tools you need to accommodate your visual needs better day to day.


Just like traditional glasses, low vision glasses allow you to keep your hands free and move around in your day-to-day life. Bioptic telescope glasses, e-scoop glasses and telescope glasses have helped many patients keep their driver's license, while patients who love to go to the theater lovers love their full-diameter telescope glasses. The bookworms among our patients also love their prismatic glasses for reading.

These are only a few of the many low vision glasses available for low vision patients. Dr. Yanna Nachtigall will help you to find the best solution for you.


Magnification is key for optimizing vision. Closed-circuit television (CCTV), video magnifiers are available as hand-held devices or as a stand-mounted version. You can install special software to enhance contrast and colors on your computer screen. Other software can increase the font size to whatever is comfortable for you.

Advanced equipment utilizes virtual reality, image processing algorithms, or audio feedback to assist with almost any task you want to accomplish. Go for it!

1002 Lititz Pike, Suite 196
Lititz, PA 17543
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