We’re pleased to invite you to our new Philadelphia, PA, office, where our experienced, passionate eye doctor provides a full range of low vision services. Dr. Rummel is a qualified member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, a professional organization dedicated to helping low vision patients make the most of their remaining vision. If you or a loved one has low vision in Philadelphia, we offer advanced optical and digital technologies and rehabilitation strategies to transform your life!
Low vision aids can restore your independence, enabling you to return to doing the activities you want to do. Call to book a specialized low vision eye exam today.
Look at Fun Facts about Historical Philadelphia!
When people think about Philly, an image of the Liberty Bell often comes to mind. Cast in 1751, the bell stopped ringing around the mid-1800s, when a crack appeared. That’s when the Liberty Bell went on tour, only to return to Philadelphia by the 1920s, where it now hangs as a symbol of freedom.
In addition to the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia is packed with heritage and has a phenomenal number of historical landmarks to visit:
A city of firsts
- Philly was the location of the First (and Second) Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. The Founding Fathers met at Independence Hall to sign the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
- Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States in the 1790s, during President Washington’s term
- Home to the country’s first university, the University of Pennsylvania, and the nation’s first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine
- Site of the first hospital in the nation, Philadelphia Hospital
- Where the The Philadelphia Packet and Daily Advertiser, the first daily newspapers in the country were produced in 1784
- The Philadelphia Zoo is the first zoo in the US, dating back to 1874
- The Mother Bethel AME in Philadelphia is the nation’s first African American church, founded by an emancipated slave
- The Walnut Street Theatre was the first theater in America and still holds title as the oldest continuously operating theater in the English-speaking world. In 1812, President Thomas Jefferson attended the first production at this venue.
- The Philadelphia Phillies are the oldest one-name, one-city professional sports team in American history that’s still playing!