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  • "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
  • "Excited to get Started"
    Last week I dispensed a pair of bioptic telescopic glasses to Wallace Lawson, a Virginia gentleman who has lost his driver's permit because he can no longer meet the vision Read more
  • Searching for Help
    Although most of my low vision patients are from Virginia and West Virginia some come from other states.  Today I scheduled a man who lives in South Carolina.  His daughter Read more
  • Maintaining Independence
    In the past few weeks two of my low vision patients have returned to me to be re-certified to continue driving with their bioptic telescopic glasses.  In Virginia bioptic drivers Read more
  • The Free Telephone Consultation
       Many of my low vision patients read about me on the internet or in my newspaper ads.  They take me up on my offer of a free telephone consultation Read more
  • Inspiring Article in Guideposts magazine
      There is a very inspiring article in the October 2014 issue of Guideposts.  The piece is called "Double Vision".  Author Karen Young and her twin Sharon began losing vision Read more
  • Eye Nutrients for Eye Health
    The October 2014 edition of AOA Focus, a publication of the American Optometric Association has an article discussing the importance of adding certain nutrients to your diet to delay the progression Read more
  • Eye Nutrients for Eye Health
    The October 2014 edition of AOA Focus, a publication of the American Optometric Association has an article discussing the importance of adding certain nutrients to your diet to delay the progression Read more
  • "I Can Read For Hours"
       I had a call today from a low vision patient, Joseph.  He has lost vision from glaucoma and was referred to me by his ophthalmologist.  What Joseph really wanted to Read more
  • Sight Saving Tips
     A recent article in Optometry Times by Colleen E. McCarthy listed several steps that people should take to help preserve their sight.  Titled "Help elderly maintain independence with 7 sight Read more
  • Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed.
    The summary below is from a large study done in Germany.  This new information adds to previous studies that show a strong link to heredity and smoking.  There are some Read more
  • Still Playing in the Band
    Donald Jenkins called a couple weeks ago to tell me he is still enjoying playing in the Community Band in his town in North Carolina.  "I love my low vision Read more
  • Smoking and Macular Degeneration
    The following article was taken with some editing from "AOA News" 7/9/2014, the online newsletter of the American Optometric Association. "Smoke signals: Links between smoking and eye disease"Since the first Surgeon General's Report Read more
  • Having Trouble Reading Your Medicine Labels?
    Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors, Canadian study concludesPosted: 09 Jul 2014 08:54 AM PDT"Small print and poor printing on prescription labels handed out by pharmacists Read more

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