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Community outreach and patient education are an important part of the Wheaton Eye Clinic heritage. It is an active member in its community as well as a long-time supporter of the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision.

Spectrios Institute for Low Vision

The Spectrios Institute for Low Vision was founded in 1986 by P. Kenneth Gieser, MD, the same ophthalmologist who established the Wheaton Eye Clinic. Dr. Gieser himself experienced low vision problems associated with macular degeneration. Because of this common heritage, Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors have always offered their time and expertise, as well as their monetary support, to the Spectrios Institute and its patients.

Formerly known as The Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation, Spectrios helps people learn to cope with low vision disabilities by offering specialized low vision tools and training. Adults and children from throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana learn how to live on their own and attempt to regain their abilities to do all that they love to do.

Spectrios is one of the Midwest’s most highly regarded low vision centers and is recognized by the National Eye Institute; it has met rigorous standards to achieve accreditation by the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving Blind and Visually Impaired.

The custom-built, state-of-the-art Spectrios facility is located adjacent to the Wheaton Eye Clinic in Wheaton.

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