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  • Bioptic Telescopic Glasses Help Woman with Stargardt Disease
    Last week a 47 year old lady with Stargardt Disease came to me from Alabama, an 8 hour drive.  Stargardt damages the vision in the same way that macular degeneration Read more
  • What eye problems can you help?
    A retinal specialist who has referred many macular degeneration patients for my help recently asked an interesting question.  "Can you help someone with a macular hole?"  I explained that I Read more
  • Patient Testimonials
    I really appreciate the patients who have allowed me to use their photos and low vision information on this website as well as my Facebook page and YouTube page.  People Read more
  • Patients with Toxoplasmosis
    Most of the low vision patients that I see and write about have macular degeneration.  There are many other conditions causing vision loss that can be helped.In the last few Read more
  • Experienced help for low vision
    I’m Dr. Dave Armstrong.  I’m a Low vision optometrist with offices in Virginia.  For over 50 years I’ve been helping my patients enjoy the best vision that they are capable Read more
  • Hand Magnifiers
    People with macular degeneration often discover that they a handheld magnifier can help them.  They use it when reading or doing other close work.  If something is bigger it's easier Read more
  • Loss Of Eyesight,The Worst Ailment
    Most Americans Regard Loss Of Eyesight As The Worst Ailment That Could Befall Them, Study Finds.In print and in its “Well” blog, the New York Times  (2/20, D5, Brody, Read more
  • Low Vision Standard of Care
    In their Guidelines for Low Vision the American Academy of Ophthalmology states  "Referring low-vision patients (those with visual acuities less than 20/40 or scotomas, field loss or contrast loss) to vision Read more
  • Most Knowledgeable Doctor in the World
    Today a lady told me something that really surprised me.  She'd been taking vitamins with the AREDS2 formula.  That is the standard of care for dry macular degeneration.  The Age Read more
  • "I want to shop around"
    About three weeks ago I prescribed bioptic telescopic glasses for a nice lady.  Her husband requested a copy of the prescription so they could shop around.  I told him that Read more
  • Reading, Use It Or Lose It
    The most common request that macular degeneration patients make of me is help for reading.  Many have been avid readers all of their life and now their vision is blurred Read more
  • Lost Reading Skills
    Most of my low vision patients request my help with reading.  They've enjoyed reading all of their life and now, thanks to macular degeneration or some other eye condition, they Read more
  • Smartglasses
    Last week I had an opportunity to try NuEyes, a new device for the visually impaired.  It is worn on your face, over your glasses and magnifies whatever is seen. Read more
  • Kind Words
    I always appreciate feedback from patients I've helped.  I am happy to hear that they are benefiting from the low vision glasses that I've prescribed.  If they are having problems Read more
  • Happy patient
    A lady called this morning to tell me how pleased she is with her glasses that I prescribed.  Her distance vision is better and she can read longer and easier Read more
  • A visit to the dentist
    I spent some time in the dental chair this morning being prepped for a crown.  As my dentist was working away, very accurately reshaping the tooth to accept the crown Read more

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  • "You are the best low vision doctor I've referred to. You are an asset to my practice."
    W.P. / MD
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    J.T.
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