Chicago (312) 475-1000   /   Northbrook (847) 562-4330

Resources for Patients

Low Vision Services

Chicago Lighthouse
Comprehensive vision care and social services that improve the quality of life for patients, clients and their families.
1850 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

Hadley school for the Blind
700 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093 800-323-4238

Illinois Eye Institute
The Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging at the Illinois Eye Institute provides unparalleled care to the aging population and the visually impaired.
3241 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Spectrios Institute (formerly Deicke house)
Provides in home eye exams as well as training to optimize visual capabilities to gain independence through technology.
219 East Cole Ave, Wheaton 60187

MD support
Offers free information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases.

Products and Assistive Technologies

Independent Living Aids

American Printing House for the Blind

Computers for the Blind (CFTB)

Shop Low Vision


Zoom Text

Microsoft Accessibility Tutorials

Smart Phone Applications

Blind Square
To navigate outdoors. Using a dedicated speech synthesizer, the app interperts real time GPS data to describe the enviornment and announce points of interest and street intersections as the user travels.

Enables people to access written information of all types. The user photographs the material-such as a menu or class handout and the apps text to speech function quickly reads it out loud.

To identify any object by photograph. The user double-taps on the screen to photograph any object and have it analyzed. The voice synthesizer then provides the identification audibly.

Audio Books, Magazines, News and Textbooks

American Printing House for the Blind

Choice Magazine Listening
Bimonthly Articles, Unabridged

National Federation of the Blind
News by phone

National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled