Founding Director: MD Support, Inc. and the
International Macular Degeneration Support Group
Having retired from a half century as a teacher, author, composer, theatrical director, and musician, Dan Roberts 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, industry consultant, and low vision educator.
In addition to heading MD Support, he is director of the International Low Vision Support Group and resource consultant for MD Foundation. He is also a consultant for pharmaceutical companies, lighting manufacturers, and dealers in protective eyewear.
Dan is the author of The First Year–Age-Related Macular Degeneration(Marlowe & Co., New York, NY, 2006) and a contributing author toOccupational 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.
Dan’s most recent contribution to the low vision community is the creation and management of LowViz Guide, an app that provides audible indoor wayfinding at state and national conventions throughout North America.
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 and Christina have been married since 1968. They have three children and seven grandchildren.