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Imagine, during a pandemic, your vision starts to deteriorate to the point where your retina doctor says it might be time to make a visit to the Spectrios Institute of Low Vision in Wheaton, Illinois – you live in Indiana....
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You are invited to visit the Access Technology Lab! We are accommodating both in-person and virtual appointments. If you have been putting off that iPad training or wonder about the newest OrCam device (artificial intelligence combined with electronic magnification) now...
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  Light is sight – lighting plays such an important role in completing everyday activities. Proper lighting can make the difference between safety, success and frustration when you have vision loss. This is why we are always talking about lighting...
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In the past couple month we have all been using technology in new ways: to connect with our family and friends, learn a new skill, and just to pass the time. We have curated a list of YouTube channels, Facebook...
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We caught up with Charlie and Pam Smith to chat with them about their experiences with telehealth and learn a little more about them. Charlie is a native Chicagoan and Cubs fan – who gave up on his dreams of...
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It is time for our 2020 Annual Golf Classic on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Prairie Landing in West Chicago. This outing will be our one big fundraiser this year, and we are counting on you to help make it a huge...
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Welcome Back! The Spectrios Team has been diligently preparing for our reopening on June 1st. We have implemented several safety measures throughout the Deicke House of Hope in order to limit exposure and provide a safe environment for our patients...
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Greetings from the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Rehabilitation!!  We send “heartfelt well wishes” to everyone!! Our situation is IMPROVING as we learn how to live safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The greatest scientists and health organizations are working tirelessly...
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The Spectrios Institute for Low Vision is terribly saddened by the passing of Ed Farmer.  In the spirit of the way Ed lived his life, we wish to share our insights on a “charitable life well-lived.”  To us, Ed Farmer...
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Tech Tip:  Audio Descriptions If you are watching a movie, television show or YouTube video, it can often be hard to make out what is happening. Audio descriptions can make a huge difference. Not all streamed content has audio descriptions but it...
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