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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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Virtual Support Groups – We Are Stronger Together We are all dealing with the stress of being isolated and forced to stay home.  The shelter in place orders impact our low vision community harder than others.  Recognizing this we are increasing...
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Telehealth Services As we continue to be unable to see patients in the House of Hope, we are launching specialized low vision telehealth.  We want our family – patients – to continue to be able to access the great services...
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Blessings to our Spectrios Family and to everyone as we address a challenging uncertain time in our history.  We will overcome this pandemic by following necessary guidelines, taking action to remain strong and keeping a positive attitude. The mission of...
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My father often told me… “It’s not my job to tell you the popular answer, it’s my job to tell you the right answer.”  After much consideration, our Staff and Board Members have decided to cancel the 250-person gathering at our...
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