At Spectrios, we provide support and learning groups, educational events, technology exploration events, and open houses to share our services with more people. We encourage you to bring friends and family to these events where you’ll learn more about the latest low vision aids and low vision rehabilitation services like macular degeneration treatment and diabetic retinopathy treatment.

Our specialized and unique vision programs serve Chicago and the western Chicago suburbs.

DuPage Senior Lifestyle Expo

August 20, 21
Drury Lane, Oakbrook, IL
9:00 – 2:00

One of the largest senior lifestyle expos in the area. Stop by and see our booth and learn about low vision and how Spectrios can help you!

Contact Susanna Perrett at Perretts@Spectrios.org for a free ticket.

Spectrios Insititute Annual Golf Classic

Monday, September 9, 2019
7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Our annual golf classic combines two great things:  golf and goodwill.  Join us for a fun day of progressive best ball and support Spectrios Institute’s mission to provide hope, supported by science, to people with vision loss.

Held at Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago.

For more information

Contact Diane Levine at LevineD@spectrios.org to register and for information about how you can be a sponsor.

Call-In Support Group

September 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dial in Information:  Mr. Conference, 712-432-5610 Code 660

Topic:  Navigating Everyday Tasks with Vision Loss with Special Guest, Katrina Stratton, Occupational Therapist

We will be giving tips and tricks to help you more easily accomplish everyday tasks.  Katrina will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have.  Is there an activity of daily living that is always frustrating you – you will be able to ask your questions!

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OrCam Demonstration Day

September 18, 2019
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for small group demonstrations of the OrCam product.  You will be able to test out the OrCam and learn about its features and how it works.  We will also have technology experts on hand to show you other tools available.

Sign-up for an appointment online or call Susanna Perrett at 630-6390-7115 x116, email PerrettS@Spectrios.org.

For More Information

Learn more about the OrCam My Eyes 2.0

Call-In Support Group

October 9, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dial in Information:  Mr. Conference, 712-432-5610 Code 660

Topic:  How do you tell people about your vision loss?  With special guest Melissa Taussig, MA, LCPC

Is there a specific situation or person you aren’t sure how to approach?  Are you struggling with how to ask for the support you need? We will be covering how to approach those awkward conversations about your vision loss.  Bring your questions!

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Call-In Support Group

November 13, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dial in Information:  Mr. Conference, 712-432-5610 Code 660

Topic:  Get Ready for the Holidays

The holidays bring up a whole host of issues that range from how are you going to navigate a large party to being excluded from events because of your vision loss.  Many of us struggle with depression during this time.  We will be discussing ways to cope with all the special challenges the spring up during this time.  Bring your questions… what concerns you about this year’s holiday season?

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