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 is an eye disease that causes low vision. It 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.
February is Low Vision Awareness Month!
Did you know that 20 million people in North America have low vision? And that many seniors think that vision loss is a normal part of getting older that they just have to live with it? That is NOT the case. Vision loss is NOT an inevitable part of getting older. February is Low Vision Month. Dr. David YESnick and Sandy YESnick, Las Vegas’ ONLY Low Vision Eye Care Team, want to inform you that there is hope to overcome Macular Degeneration, Eye Diabetes, Glaucoma or Any eye condition. We CAN recover your visual independence to read, see TV, Computers, Cell phones, Loved One’s faces, even drive, regardless if you have had surgical or pharmaceutical treatments for your underlying eye disease that caused the loss of vision. Dr. YESnick’s Low Vision devices (and Sandy’s low vision care that accompanies the dispensing of such devices) can help you continue to do many of your activities of daily living – by yourself.
Implantable Telescope For Low Vision Due to Macular Degeneration
Dr. YESnick and his wife Sandy were chosen to be part of the only team to provide the revolutionary implantable telescope to help patients with low vision due to 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.
Are You Struggling With Low Vision?
Low Vision Glasses And Telescopes
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.
We also serve the neighboring communities of North Las Vegas, Nellis, Lake Las Vegas, and Boulder City.