Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss
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Learning to Live with Vision Loss

How We Can Help You

Our professional staff will work with you, providing you with practical solutions to address the challenges you are facing. We will provide the support, education and training that will help you reach your goals–whatever they may be.

Learning to Live with Vision Loss

Our staff can help you sort through the resources and tools that are available to help people with vision loss adjust to life.  They are trained and certified to help you select the right magnifier, feel more comfortable dining in public, learn basic braille or continue your favorite hobby.  Our educational and training workshops are offered in communities throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

Read more about our workshops or view a complete list of upcoming workshops.

Support Services

We can help you work through the adjustment process of life with vision loss.  Our counselor will work with you to build the confidence and skills you need to face life head on.

Read more about our counseling services or view a complete list of upcoming group meetings.

Technology Solutions and Training

Technology can make your life easier!  From workshops on cell phones with speech commands to  training classes on using Peapod to comprehensive computer classes—Second Sense provides the training that will keep you connected.

Read more about our training or view a complete list of upcoming classes.

Community-Based Support Group Leaders

Our Vision Exchange program provides resources and training opportunities for leaders of low vision support groups.  The resources are all available online, with additional training opportunities for Chicago-area groups.  By signing up for this free program, you are also entitled to phone and email consultations with our Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and membership in our peer listserv.  Check our Vision Exchange today!

Daily Living Products

Our walk-in center allows you to test out and purchase the many tools available to help manage daily living tasks.  From talking watches to large print calendars we provide you with the tools that will make your life easier.  We also have a wide range of magnifiers and lights you can try before you purchase.

View a complete list of our products.

Making Sense Newsletter

Making Sense, our free, monthly newsletter, is packed with information for people with vision loss.  It is available in large print, braille, email and on this website.

View the most recent issue of Making Sense.

Information and Referral

Sometimes just knowing where to turn is confusing.  We encourage you to call us and ask questions.  If someone on our staff can’t give you an answer, we will find someone who can!

Someone is available to answer your questions during regular business hours at 312-236-8569.