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  • Macular Degeneration: Legally Blind, Maybe, Maybe Not
      A few days ago I saw two patients who had recently been told by their retinal specialists that they were legally blind and must stop driving.  The first patient, Read more
  • Helping a Delightful 93 Year Old Lady
    This past week I had a very delightful low vision patient. Catherine is 93 years old. She has been getting excellent care from her ophthalmologist for many years. His treatment Read more
  • A Nice Letter From A Patient
    I always appreciate it when patients take the time to write or call and let me know how they are doing. This week I received a letter from a lady Read more
  • "You've opened my eyes to the world"
     May 5, 2014"You've opened my eyes to the world." says an Optic Atrophy patient.Mack Farmer suffered a vision loss from optic atrophy when he was a child.  Over the years Read more
  • "Just a note to let you know how thrilled I am"
    "Hi Dr. Armstrong, Just a note to let you know howthrilled I am with my new tinted bioptic telescopic glasses. Due to severe macular degeneration, I have had to depend Read more
  • Will Low Vision Glasses Help You? Test Yourself
    Often when I am speaking with someone about their low vision problem I recommend that they try a test at home to show them if low vision glasses will help.  This Read more
  • Why I love helping low vision patients
    Helping low vision patients can be challenging but it is also very rewarding. Each person comes with different expectations and hopes. There are activities that are particularly important to them Read more
  • "I love my telescopic glasses"
    Jacob WaymanJacob is a young man who's had reduced vision since he was 16 years old. That's when he was diagnosed with dominant optic atrophy. Dominant optic atrophy is a Read more
  • Phone Call from a Stargardt's Patient
    I was speaking today with a lady from Florida who has been dealing with #Stargardt's Disease for many years.  She'd discovered information about my low vision practice by surfing around Read more
  • Woman with Diabetes, Glaucoma an Macular Degeneration Helped to Read
    The three greatest causes of vision loss and blindness are diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Any one of them can have devastating effects on a person's eyesight and their Read more
  • Microscopic Glasses Help Control Diabetes Better
    Microscopic Glasses to Help Control Diabetes BetterDiabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness. Studies have shown that people who control their diabetes well are less likely to develop Read more
  • Reading with Low Vision Glasses
    Before I accept someone as a low vision patient I always speak with them by phone. I question them about their remaining vision and their goals and I'm able to Read more
  • "I have some hope"
    DR. ARMSTRONG,I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TODAY. HAVING MY EYES TESTED DURING MY 50 YEARS ON THIS EARTH NEVER MAKES ME FEEL TO GOOD! TODAY I FELT Read more
  • Implantable Telescope May Help Combat Effects of Macular Degeneration
    An article in Monday's Salt Lake Tribune reported on the success of a man who received the implantable miniature telescope. This new technology is available to macular degeneration patients in Read more
  • What is Stargardt's Disease?
      Stargardt’s Disease, a type of macular degeneration, effects over 25,000 Americans, occurring in about one in 10,000 children. Because it begins in children and young adults it is also known Read more
  • "They have exceeded my expectations"
    Richard Weddle came to me recently from North Carolina.  Richard's low vision is caused by rod-cone dystrophy.  That is a condition, usually inherited, that effects both light sensitive parts of Read more

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