Our Low Vision Optometrist
Dr. David YESnick, O.D., is passionate about helping people with low vision. Along with his wife Sandy, Nevada’s only board certified low vision therapist, they have brought joy to the lives of countless people experiencing the difficulty of living with low vision and vision impairment. Dr. David and Sandy YESnick have been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of people with low vision and have started a non profit to assist those who can not afford low vision care.
Dr. YESnick says “Many of our patients come in from all over the country and the world having been told there was nothing that could be done. They felt that their lives as they had known it was done, computers, driving, work, mobility were no longer a viable option. With so many advances in technology, we are able to offer our patients the ability to live life with dignity, mobility and productivity that was only a dream before. We are truly blessed to be at the forefront of treatment for low vision, and to bring so much joy to our patients.”
Macular Degeneration affects roughly 2 million Americas and is expected to double over the next 3 decades. Macular Degeneration is often characterized by experiencing blind spots and blurred vision, and in the early stages may lack noticeable symptoms.
Implantable Telescope For Macular Degeneration
Dr. YESnick and his wife Sandy were chosen to be part of the only team to provide the revolutionary implantable telescope for advanced macular degeneration. The telescope is implanted in one eye by replacing the natural lens which has been effected by AMD and replacing it with a tiny implant about the size of a pea.
This FDA approved surgery has been shown to increase sight by 3-4 lines and drastically improve quality of life.
To learn more visit our CentraSight Implantable Telescope page.
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What Is Your Low Vision Evaluation?
The Low Vision evaluation consists of three steps:
- Find out the amount of vision the patient has.
- Find out the amount of vision needed to do the task desired.
- Figure out the best magnification device that allows the person to do the task.
We find out the amount of vision the patient
has by performing a low vision evaluation.
It is not anything like a regular eye exam:
- We use special charts and techniques to
“draw out” any residual vision that may be “hiding” in the periphery.
- We recheck the regular eyeglass prescription to improve it if possible.
- We see how magnification affects the level of vision.
- We use special charts and techniques to
We find out the amount of vision needed to do the task desired with very specific questions
- We ask the patient to bring samples of print they want to see (kindles, stock market pages, newspaper…).
- We ask the patient to bring samples of activities they do (needlework, playing cards…).
We figure out the best magnification device that allows the person to do the task by
having many unique demonstrators in the office.
We do not order any low vision device unless we prove that it works in the office first.
People come from near and far to see Dr. YESnick learn more on why it is worth to travel for Low Vision care.
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- CentraSight Telescopic Implant is an innovative treatment for people suffering from End-Stage AMD or Age related Macular Degeneration. The treatment programme makes use of a miniature telescope called the Implantable Miniature Telescope, developed by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz, which is FDA and CE approved.
- At The YESnick Vision Center in Las Vegas, we are proud of our work helping the low vision community regain their independence. In order to better understand the eye diseases and its effects on our patients our staff does a blind breakfast.
- A bioptic telescope is a small device mounted on a spectacle lens above the normal visual axis of the user. It is usually angled slightly upwards. With these, the wearer uses his normal spectacle lens for most of the time.
- The use of a computer with low vision may turn out to be difficult at first. But, with the myriad low vision devices, specially designed software, and accessibility options on computers today, it has become much easier for the visually impaired to use computers than we can think of.
- If you take care of your eyes properly, it is likely that you protect yourself from certain eye diseases and conditions. This includes wearing proper protection from the sun, while outdoors, to help prevent the formation of cataracts. Depending on the type of cataract, patients can experience different types of vision problems. Dr. YESnick will diagnose your cataracts and make recommendations for treatment. If surgery, is required, rest assured that Dr. YESnick hand selects your eye surgeon for precision accuracy and compassionate care.
- Sandy Yesnick helps low vision patients learn how to use their low vision aids, use lighting to their advantage, and other tips and tricks that help maximize the benefit of low vision aids and telescopes.
- Many of our patients ask our optometrist Dr. Yesnick if there are any preventative measures they can take to reduce their chances of having macular degeneration. While the disease is not completely understood, there are definitely things that can be done to reduce the chances.
- Vision loss after a stroke is very common,with up to 60% of stroke patients reporting vision loss. The type of vision loss experienced differs from patient to patient, however no matter the specific type of vision loss, the effects on of losing vision is devastating. In many situations, your eye doctor or opthamologist may not be aware of the visual aides that can assist you in living your life with as much freedom as possible. It is not uncommon for us to hear “My doctor told me there was nothing that can be done.” Most eye doctors who are not specialized in dealing with vision loss from strokes and brain injuries give over the best information they know about the medical situation, however that is really only half the picture.
- Our Low Vision Patients Say It Best At Dr Yesnick’s low vision center in Las Vegas, our patients are our biggest source of pride. Every day we help people who were told that there is nothing more that can be done, to achieve more and use their maximum available vision. Our patients come in from all over Nevada and from out of state and even out of the country, because they know that they will receive unparalleled care with Dr. Yesnick, Sandy, and our caring low vision team.
- IrisVision is a futuristic new low vision device that harnesses the capabilities of Samsung's latest virtual reality headset to provide cutting edge low vision aids.
- At YESnick Vision Center, the largest Low Vision practice in Las Vegas, we offer the most advanced low vision aids available. Our low vision optometrist, Dr. Yesnick, and our low vision Therapist, Sandy, carefully choose the most effective and advanced tools to help our low vision patients achieve independence and perform the tasks that help them get their life back! From high technology digital devices like OrCam, Esight, and IrisVision, to custom fit telescope and microscope glasses, CCTV aids, and lighting, we carry a large selection of aids.
- YESnick Vision Center is honored to be the first practice chosen in Nevada to offer the revolutionary OrCam MyEye. Dr. David Yesnick, O.D., and Sandy Yesnick, OTR/L SCLV, were chosen due to their leading efforts for the visually impaired. “Although we cannot correct Low Vision, the new OrCam device allows us to upgrade patients’ independence and quality of life,” says Dr. Yesnick. “We specialize in helping patients with Low Vision, and this innovative visual aid offers exceptional benefits!”
- Dr. Yesnick is Proud to Offer this Amazing Solution for Low Vision! The eSight 3 is one of the most helpful and technologically advanced gadgets to hit the modern market of revolutionary devices. Created because “Everyone Deserves to See”, these electronic glasses let people who are legally blind to see. If you have low vision, eSight 3 will allow you to be independent and mobile as you engage in all the routines of daily life. At YESnick Vision Center, we are excited to introduce this incredible low vision device!
- Dr. YESnick is pleased to announce the arrival of the newest member of the award-winning Prodigy family. The Prodigi™ Connect 12 is a highly portable digital magnifier and 12-inch tablet that features an open Android platform with access to more than a million apps and native synchronization to Google's suite of tools.
- Dr. Yesnick and his team are highly experienced in creating the right visual aid that will allow you to drive again. Yes, it is possible with our driving vision aids and ‘safe driving’ technology to be safe and legal to drive. AAA Driving Academy is the ONLY drivers training clinic in Nevada, to keep visually impaired drivers safely and legally on the road. Additionally, any new driver of any age can now learn to drive and get their drivers’ license, using our hi tech safe drivers training car and our vastly experienced professional driver trainers.
- Many questions arise when someone is diagnosed with an eye disease that leads to vision loss, including where to seek treatment. For a variety of reasons, some patients choose to travel for care. Here are some of the factors that influence their decision.
- As you age, particularly over 60 years old, your risk of eye disease also goes up. In general, Americans are living longer lives than ever before, which is why the number of people with major eye diseases has increased significantly in recent times, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). Eye disease, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, can all lead potentially to vision loss and blindness. If this happens, people suffer from a loss of independence and reduced quality of life.
- Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a series of rare, genetic disorders characterized by the deterioration and loss of retinal cells. Because your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye that contains photoreceptors, this damage leads to trouble seeing at night and a loss of peripheral vision. Over time, RP causes Low Vision. If you or a family member or friend have this eye disease, Dr. David Yesnick can help you make the most of your remaining sight. As the leading Low Vision specialist in Las Vegas, Dr. Yesnick invites you to book a consultation to learn about the best, personalized Low Vision Assistance for you.
- If you have Low Vision, many typical daily actions can be difficult and frustrating. Although you are still able to see, numerous tasks that you’ve done with ease for years – such as reading, watching TV, and driving – may now be an extreme challenge. Generally, this reduced vision brings a reduced level of independence. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! We offer an extensive range of Low Vision services for Spring Valley, to help you maintain independence and maximize your enjoyment of life.
- We specialize in providing low vision care, also called vision rehabilitation, at YESnick Vision Center. Our services help to make the most of the remaining sight of someone who is visually impaired. In general, low vision care consists of a thorough eye exam and professional evaluation, along with the recommendation of different low vision aids, training, and other various techniques.