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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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Message from R. Tracy Williams, OD, FAAO – Executive Director Spectrios Institute for Low Vision For 34 years, the Spectrios Institute (formerly the Deicke center) has been committed to providing accredited low vision rehabilitation services to children and adults with...
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Join us for our virtual exam room dedication to Eleanor E. Faye, MD. Quit telling your patients with permanent vision loss, that you are sorry but there is nothing more that can be done for them and start referring them...
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Gala Volunteers Needed Are you the one planning all the parties?  Your Pinterest board is overflowing with party themes and decorations?  If so, we have a volunteer opportunity for you!  We’re looking for a small group of creative folks to...
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We are so excited to welcome Tom Galvin as our Director of Development.  He will be replacing Diane Levine who is retiring after over 20 years with Spectrios. Tom has had a 20+ year career in non-profit development.  He has...
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In March 2003, Wayne Thomas retired after 40 years at Harris Bank, where he was a senior manager. After cataract surgery in October 2008, he recognized that his left eye was having a problem. He went back to his ophthalmologist...
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Barbara Gannon has struggled with vision impairment for many years, but she had always been able to find a work-around. After receiving her diagnosis of macular degeneration, Barbara was scared about the future. She worried that her life was over,...
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What is occupational therapy at Spectrios Institute? In the world of vision loss, occupational therapy looks a little different than what you might be used to with more traditional rehabilitation settings. In traditional physical rehabilitation settings, an occupational therapist may...
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On Giving Tuesday, we are asking for donations for our Seeing is Believing program that benefits visually impaired students through-out Illinois.  This program is entirely funded by donations and grants.  Without your support, we cannot continue the program. Please consider...
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