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  • Macular Degeneration? Here’s Why You Need Two Eye Doctors.
    Most people with macular degeneration have been told by their eye doctor that nothing can be done for them.  It is true that there is no cure for macular degeneration.  Read more
  • Poor Quality Electronic Magnifier
    A lady came to me last week seeking my help with reading.  She has macular degeneration and had visited another low vision optometrist a year ago.  The doctor  recommended an Read more
  • Driving equals Independence equals Life
    Over the years of helping people with macular degeneration and other conditions that impair their vision I have come to understand how important driving is to people.  If they lose Read more
  • Understanding the needs of a man with macular degeneration
    A nice gentleman with macular degeneration came to me from West Virginia yesterday.  He receives medical care from one of the Veterans Administration hospitals in WV.  When I asked him Read more
  • Macular Degeneration and Reading. New study
    A study of 24 persons with macular degeneration compared to 22 people with normal vision looked at reading speed and comprehension was published in the January 5 edition of the Read more
  • People with Macular Degeneration need Two Eye Doctors
    People with macular degeneration don't always realize the importance of having two eye doctors.  A medical eye doctor, often a retinal specialist, will use various means to try to limit Read more
  • Surprise Phone Call
    This morning I called the daughter of an 86 year old lady who'd been referred to me by her retinal specialist.  Even though the doctor told the lady I'd call Read more
  • Bioptic Telescopic Glasses Help Lady 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
  • 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
  • IrisVision
    IrisVision is a new low vision wearable technology that combines the current Samsung virtual reality headset with innovative, upgrade-able software to produce a low cost, low vision solution unlike anything Read more
  • Many Ways to Improve Vision Damaged by Macular Degeneration
    In my low vision practice I see many people with Macular Degeneration.  There are many ways that I help them see better.  I use the same state of the art 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
  • 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
  • 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

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