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Low Vision Optometry

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3407 Brambleton Ave.
Roanoke, VA 20418
Phone: (866) 321-2030

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Monday8 - 112 - 5
Tuesday8 - 11Closed
Wednesday8 - 112 - 5
Thursday8 - 11Closed
Friday8 - 112 - 5
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People with macular degeneration often discover that they a handheld magnifier can help them.  They use it when reading or doing other close work.  If something is bigger it's easier to see.  It's that simple.  Or is it?

How do you know if you have a good magnifier?  Many magnifiers have very distorted lenses.  Of course, that distorts what you are hoping to see better.  It is also difficult to hold a magnifier when you are reading, especially if you are reading something long.  It is almost impossible to sign a check while holding a hand magnifier.

If you have macular degeneration, Stargardt's disease, albinism or some other condition that has impaired your vision help is available.  Call me at 866 321-2030 for a free telephone consultation.  I'll tell you if you can be helped to see better.  There are better ways to help you see better than a simple hand magnifier. 


Baby Boomers Have 60% Lower Risk Of Developing AMD Than The Previous Generation, Study Indicates.

The Wisconsin State Journal Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (11/16, Wahlberg) reports that baby boomers “have a 60 percent lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration than the previous generation,” researchers found. The findings Share to FacebookShare to Twitter were published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

        HealthDay Share to Facebook Share to Twitter

(11/16, Mundell) reports that in arriving at the study’s conclusions, researchers “tracked the eye health of more than 4,800 Wisconsin residents,” and also “tracked the number of new cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that emerged over a five-year span.” Notably, “the five-year risk for AMD declined by generation throughout the 20th century,” the study found. 


For over 50 years I’ve been helping my patients see the best that they are capable of.  Now, in my practice I help people with impaired vision enjoy a more active, independent life by maximizing their vision.  I understand how macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, diabetic retinopathy, optic atrophy, Albinism and other eye conditions affect your eyesight and your life.  And I know how to help.

I have the experience and take the time to understand my patient’s vision challenges and their goals.  I have helped many people remain independent by continuing to drive safely and legally.  I’ve helped people be able to keep working.  I’ve helped people keep reading and using a computer.  I’ve helped people continue to enjoy hobbies and crafts.   I’ve helped people see better so they can play bridge and other games that keep them socially active.  I especially enjoy helping someone see better so they can watch their children or grandchildren play sports or other activities.

Many of the people who come to me have been told that nothing can be done for their vision.  Some have been told by their doctor that there are no stronger lenses available to help them.  I know how and when to prescribe strong lenses and understand how they help people with reduced vision.  I find it personally very satisfying to be able to help these people.

I love helping people stay active and enjoy a full life.

If you’d like help with your vision please call me.  Tell me a little about your vision problem and about your goals and I’ll tell you if I can help.  Call me at  866 321-2030

"A Vision Of Hope" Roanoke Times article explains how low vision glasses change lives. CLICK HERE to read more

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"You are the best low vision doctor I've referred to.  You are an asset to my practice."   W.P., MD  

"Thanks for all you are doing for these unfortunate patients."   J.T., MD  

"You've helped everyone who I've referred to you"  N.S., OD


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