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  • 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
  • "They're expensive but they are worth it."
    I overheard two  patients talking about their low vision glasses yesterday.  One lady said to the other, "They're expensive, but they are worth it".  The second lady agreed.It was interesting to Read more
  • Who Can Be Helped?
    Most of the people who I help in my low vision practice have lost vision from macular degeneration.  As a result my posts to the blog or Facebook page are Read more
  • VisionSim app for iPhone
    There is a very well done app for iPhone or iPad that demonstrates how a person's vision looks who has low vision.  The attached pictures show a scene with and Read more
  • Senior Drivers
    Today's Roanoke Times has a very well written, compassionate article discussing the frustration of a man who after a lifetime of safe driving is facing loss of his driver's permit. Read more
  • "Take good care of yourself, Dr. Armstrong."
    As we were parting this morning Gordon Jacobs said to me, "Take good care of yourself, Dr. Armstrong because I don't know what I'd do without you".  Mr. Jacobs has Read more
  • New Mission Statement
    Dr. David Armstrong, Low Vision Optometrist, is dedicated to helping persons with macular degeneration and other eye diseases remain independent by prescribing microscopic and telescopic glasses for reading, driving and Read more
  • Out of State Patients
    In addition to Virginia and West Virginia, patients often travel from other states for help with their low vision.  It is unfortunate that they have to travel long distances to Read more

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