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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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Grabbing your car keys and running a quick errand is something many take for granted and losing that ability has a profound impact on one’s sense of self and independence. Many of our patients are faced with the decision of...
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Eccentric Viewing One of the most common complaints patients with macular degeneration share with us is that they are unable to see their loved ones’ faces. Recently, a distraught patient told us that her grandson “looked like a gray blob”...
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Most of us are familiar with the sensation of stepping outside on an exceptionally sunny day and squinting or shading our eyes to allow time for adjustment to the new level of light. While light is sight and we need...
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“One of the gifts of my vision loss is that I get to see how good people can be,” says Kerri Largo, PhD. Kerri was diagnosed with Stargardt’s when she was 15 years old when she noticed she could not...
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Melissa Taussig, a volunteer, mentor, and long-time supporter of Spectrios is holding a Mom’s Retreat for moms with children that are visually impaired.  Melissa is an amazing counselor and if you or someone you know could benefit from this program,...
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Martyl Reinsdorf’s Legacy of Love It is with heavy hearts we note the passing of a beloved member of the Spectrios family.  Grandma Martyl passed on June 28, 2021.  She was the creative genius behind the coloring books provided to...
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Tech Tip: Accessibility Apps Most of us have smartphones or tablets that we use. These devices can provide a casual user with the functionality of more expensive accessibility devices We recommend the following “Starter Pack” of apps to help your...
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