Seeing is Believing Children’s Program

Children at our low vision camp


At the Spectrios Institute, we know that limited vision can mean limited learning for students—but it doesn’t have to!

Seeing Is Believing, an in-school outreach program, is designed to help

K-12 children with low vision in Illinois receive low vision diagnostic services and optical devices free of charge. Exams and devices are funded by grants and donations from the Lions Club, White Sox Charities, Perritt Foundation and individual donors.

The low vision aids, prescribed by our doctors, are often the only means by which students with vision loss can participate in classroom activities. 

During the diagnostic exam, parents, students and teachers receive education about the student’s diagnosis and tips to help the student succeed. Parents and students leave feeling encouraged and empowered.

Seeing Is Believing is available to students, grades K-12, throughout Illinois. If you are interested in having this program available in your child’s school, care should be coordinated, in conjuncture with Spectrios, through your local school district.

This special free program is unique to our low vision center and is 100% funded by grants from the Lions of Illinois Foundation, Chicago; White Sox Charities; as well as donations from service clubs and individuals.

For more information, contact the Seeing Is Believing children’s program manager, Leslie LeResche, at (630) 690-7115, ext. 132.

Other Programing for Children with Low Vision

In addition to the clinics, we provide enrichment programing for children with low vision and their parents.  This programing has been created to provide families the opportunity to create community.  For many of our students, our camps are the first time they have met another person with vision loss and our parent programs provide connection and support with other who “get it.”

This programming has been funded by a generous grant from the Reinsdorf Family, in memory of Martyl Reinsdorf.

Learn More:

Summer Day Camp
Transition Conference
Parent Support Groups