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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Independent Living Skills

Continue Doing Your Daily Tasks

Diane using a CCTV to write her shopping list
Whatever you need to do, we can help you learn a way to accomplish your task!

Whether you are new to vision loss or just have a new task you want some help figuring out, we are here for you.

Take control of your life by learning how to:

  • Use smart phones, tablets and speakers to increase your independence
  • Take notes you can read or record notes you can easily access
  • Cook, clean, do laundry and other household chores
  • Enhance remaining vision with magnification, lighting and contrast
  • Organize personal space – from a wallet to a closet to your kitchen
  • Continue your favorite pastimes like reading books, maintaining a garden, playing an instrument or knitting a blanket
  • Use devices with buttons like remotes, microwaves and push-button phones
  • Keep private financial transactions private
  • Read braille on elevator panels, create braille labels and use braille as another tool for independence

Don’t let vision loss take control of your life.  We will work with you to help you develop the strategies and gain the skills to get where you want to be.  You can do it and we will show you how.

Our Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists provide individual instruction that is free of charge and requires no referral. Some training for seniors can be provided in their homes. Contact Kathy Austin by email or phone at 312-236-8569 to discuss your training needs.

You can also learn some common strategies and find some useful tools on our resource sheets. If you have any questions about these strategies, please give us a call.

Before Buying Your First Magnifier
Dialing the Phone
Dining with Confidence
Home Safety
How to Complete Everyday Tasks with Low Vision
How to Use a Handwriting Guide
Reclaim Your Kitchen
Tips for Making Print More Readable
Top Ten Products for Someone with New Vision Loss
Using Human Guide Technique
Using and Caring for Your Magnifier
What is a Low Vision Exam