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Dr. David L. Armstrong

Low Vision offices in:
Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Wytheville

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What is Low Vision Optometry?

   Many people have a vision loss that is not correctable with typical eyeglasses or contact lenses.  They’ve lost some vision and are unable to see well enough to participate in activities that are important to them.  These people are said to have low vision.  Eye diseases like macular degeneration, Stargardt's Disease, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, are among the many  causes of low vision.  Some have been told that they are legally blind.

   For many years there have been optometrists who help low vision patients see better so they can return to a more independent life.  Special telescopic or microscopic lenses are often prescribed which help the person return to reading, driving, using a computer, participating in hobbies or crafts.  Some people are able to return to work.

   Most of these people have been told by their eye doctors that nothing can be done to help them.  It is true that there is no cure for these eye diseases and the vision will not return to normal.  The job of the low vision optometrist is to evaluate the person's remaining vision and prescribe appropriate glasses or other devices which magnify what is seen, making it easier to see.     

    Dr. Armstrong will be happy to speak with you by telephone.  He'll help you decide if special telescopic or microscopic glasses will benefit you.  

 Dr. David L. Armstrong
Low Vision Optometry
Call Toll Free:  1 866 321-2030
Serving low vision patients from Virginia, West Virginia, 
 the District of Columbia and surrounding states.
  Offices in Roanoke, Wytheville and Harrisonburg, Virginia