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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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You are Invited to Be a Part of Giving Tuesday! We’re putting our own spin on Giving Tuesday with #ILGives, a special fundraiser that empowers you to provide children with vision loss the tools and support they need to be...
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  If you’d love to have a positive impact on the lives of people with vision loss, this is the volunteer opportunity for you. We’re looking for a small group of creative go-getters to help brainstorm and pull together appealing...
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How did you come to Spectrios? I have had retina problems for most of my life.  I was referred to Spectrios seven years ago when I could no longer read the charts in the office. Describe your experience at Spectrios?...
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We have an opening!  Would you or anyone you know like to join the Spectrios Team as Director of Development?  If you think you might be interested in impacting the lives of people with low vision by raising funds to...
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Giving the Gift of Reading When Diane, an avid reader, came to Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, she was frustrated by her inability to read.  Can you imagine not being able to read your bills?  The loss of independence due...
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