A Low Vision Clinic was held in the EIASE boardroom on October 28 through the collaboration of the EIASE Vision Program and the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision. Spectrios is a non-profit organization located in northern Illinois with over 25 years of experience assisting children and adults with vision loss, regardless of income, to optimize their visual capabilities and independence. Dr. Mary Fritz Jordan provided a free vision exam to all district students who participated in the program.
District students also received prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses, magnifiers, and other tools to enhance their visual capabilities at no cost to the student or the school district. Spectrios provides students with resources to pursue assistance through Illinois Department of Human Services for assistance as an individual who is Blind or Visually Impaired.
A second Low Vision Clinic is tentatively planned for February 2014 in the EIASE Boardroom.