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.
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.
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