Empowering those with low vision.
We provide practical ways for people to improve the quality of their lives and relieve the emotional trauma that often accompanies low vision.
About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year.
About Dan Roberts
Having retired from a half century as a teacher, author, composer, theatrical director, and musician, Dan now dedicates himself full time to helping others learn about and live with low vision. Because of his own need for support and information about visual impairment, he founded MD Support in 1995 and has since become a leading patient advocate, lobbyist, industry consultant, and low vision educator.
In addition to heading MD Support, he is founding director of the International Low Vision Support Group, Editor-in-Chief of Living Well With Low Vision at Prevent Blindness, resource consultant for MD Foundation, and Vision & Eye Expert with eCare Diary. He is also a member of the Genetic Alliance and the Fiduciary Board and Patient Advisory Board of International Macular and Retinal Foundation, and he is a consultant for pharmaceutical companies, lighting manufacturers, and dealers in protective eyewear. He is the creator of LowViz Guide, an indoor wayfinding application for attendees at low vision conferences.
Dan is the author of The First Year–Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Marlowe & Co., New York, NY, 2006) and contributing author to Occupational Therapy Intervention for the Older Adult With Low Vision (American Occupational Therapist Association, 2010). He has also written over 100 articles about low vision and several books specifically designed to bring the resources of the Internet to thousands of otherwise unconnected people with visual impairment.
He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a master’s degree in music education. He is the recipient of the 2004 Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Optometric Association, and his organization was awarded the National Eye Institute’s 2006 Healthy Vision Community Award for innovative approaches to vision-related health education.
Dan married Christina while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1968. They have three children and seven grandchildren.