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  • 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
  • Saudi Arabia
    There are a couple things that I keep seeing that never fail to amaze me.  One is the power of the internet.  I try to keep my website and Facebook Read more
  • A terrible thing to tell a patient
    I have always known that one of the worst things that a person can hear from their doctor is "There is nothing that can be done to help you".  I Read more
  • Legal to Drive
    DR ARMSTRONG,WANTED YOU TO KNOW I HAVE A VALID WV OPERATORS!  A HUGE HEART FELT THANK YOU!!!!  WITHOUT YOUR SERVICES AND SUPPORT I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN COMPLETING Read more
  • Low Vision Driving Seminar
    I just received this announcement of a low vision driving seminar sponsored by NOAH, The National Organization of Albinism and Hypopigmentation.  If interested in attending please contact them directly.Driving with Read more
  • Macular Degeneration and Depression
    “Anxiety and depression in patients with advanced macular degeneration: current perspectives”         Clinical Ophthalmology, January 2016   The authors of this article discuss the strong connection between macular degeneration and mental health Read more
  • Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration Common Risk Factors
    Here is a link to an article on common risk factors for wet macular degeneration published in an on line ophthalmological journal, Retina Today.http://retinatoday.com/amd-awareness-month/index.asp  Read more
  • Organ Donors
    A patient has reminded me of the importance of becoming an organ donor.  This nice lady has had 4 corneal transplants on her left eye.  The new corneas lasted for Read more
  • Advice for Senior Drivers
    NIHSeniorHealth, an online newsletter from the National Institutes of Health gives the following advice for drivers.Make Sure You See Well EnoughClick for more informationThere are several steps to take to Read more
  • Calcium Supplementation May Play a Role in Macular Degeneeration
    A)A First Look, the online news update from the American Optometric Association today reported on research indicating that high daily doses of calcium increase the risk of macular degeneration.  This information Read more
  • Back on the Road
    Yesterday I had an enthusiastic call from Wally Lawson, a low vision patient of mine.  Wally has his driver's license back.  A few months ago I prescribed bioptic telescopic glasses Read more

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