How We Can Help You
If you have vision loss, our professional staff will work with you, providing you with practical solutions to address the challenges you are facing. Get the support, education and training that will help you reach your goals — whatever they may be.
We meet you where you are and provide the training to get you to where you want to be.
Learning to Live with Vision Loss
We can help you sort through the resources and tools that are available to help you adjust to vision loss. We are trained and certified to help you select the right magnifier, feel more comfortable dining in public, organize your home or continue your favorite hobby. You can choose individual instruction or group classes. We also offer training workshops in communities throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
- Learn about our support groups: If you are looking for a safe place to talk about the challenges you face, our support groups are great place to start.
- Read more about our independent living training: If you want to learn how to do all the tasks you did before your vision loss, we can help!
Technology Solutions and Training
Technology can make your life easier! From tutoring sessions on cell phones to workshops on using Peapod to training to use a computer — Second Sense provides the training that will keep you connected.
Getting Around Independently
Losing your vision doesn’t mean you have to stay at home. We can teach you the skills to help you travel safely and confidently. Learn to travel as part of a team with a guide. Move around your house without bumping your head or banging your shin. Go outside to get the mail or enjoy your backyard. Cross residential streets or busy downtown intersections. Ride public transit. You work with our staff to set the goals you want.
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. You can also order products by phone.
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.
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 or send an email and we will answer it promptly.