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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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Since 1986, the Wheaton Lions have been supporting the Spectrios mission. They have been by our side as we built our new house, actively participated at Seeing is Believing clinics, and were even there to help us recover when our...
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2021 is a year of celebration! Seeing is Believing, our program dedicated to helping children with vision loss throughout the state of Illinois be successful in school, is turning 30. The program’s unparalleled success is in a large part due...
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20 years ago, what started as an impossible dream, to build a bigger yellow house was realized and ground was broken on the now Deicke House of Hope.  We needed to raise $2,000,000 to have this goal become a reality. ...
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As humans, sight is our dominant sense—the first choice for interacting with the environment. But it’s not our only means for interacting with our surroundings, and at Spectrios we know that our other senses can compensate well for a vision...
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