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As summer quickly approaches, people are spending more time under the warm sun. Sunlight has many benefits, such as regulating our melatonin, helping our bodies create Vitamin D, and decreasing the rate of myopia in children who spend more time...
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We hear from new patients regularly that they wish they knew or understood how we could help them earlier. After years of struggling with permanent vision loss and being told there is nothing else that can be done some patients...
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Here’s a round-up of a few low vision tools you could find at your local craft store, drug store, dollar store, or might already having lying around your home. Rubber band: There is a good chance you have a junk...
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We have added a new Optometrist to our staff! Please join us in welcoming Katie Walker, OD. Katie is low vision residency trained and spent time working at the Lighthouse in Chicago. She graduated from Illinois College of Optometry and...
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2021 has been a year of change. Every day we ask patients to approach things differently, to use a new technique or tool to achieve their goals. This year has challenged our mission to do the same. We had our...
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With Thanksgiving and the December holidays just around the corner, we at Spectrios Institute are thinking a lot about eating as a visually impaired person. Here are a few tips for Thanksgiving and beyond. Lighting: You have likely already heard...
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Pumpkin spice, apples, and making your world cozy comes with the cool nights and autumn leaves. This is the time for reading a good book or binge watching a new show. These can be frustrating activities for people with vision...
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When you get the news that you have vision loss, it is a blow.  What will you do now?  Many patients learn they are going to lose their vision and are left with no plan forward.  Spectrios steps in when...
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Last fall we talked about how to stay safe in the kitchen as a person with visual impairment, but what about the rest of the home? Here’s a short list of a few things that we recommend for staying safe...
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“You don’t have to See it to Tee it!” is the motto of the US Blind Golfers Association. Our access technology guru, Chris Retzke says, “I’m not a golfer, but had I known about this organization earlier or taken lessons...
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