About Us

Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness is dedicated to the care, protection and preservation of sight through programs that support research, better living with low vision, and community education.


Eye Education

Learn about common problems and diseases along with proper health and safety tips.

Reimbursement Services

Learn about eligibility requirements and our partners for low vision equipment and children’s replacement glasses.

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Presentations and Community Outreach

Want ISPB to provide screening and information at your event? Speak to a group about a specific topic?

Research Grants

For medical students, residents, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors, and other junior faculty members in Illinois.

Meet Kevin

Grateful recipient of a Pebble Mini magnifier through ISPB’s low vision equipment reimbursement program. Kevin made a surprise special trip to our downtown Chicago office because he wanted to thank us personally and show off his new device. We were thrilled to be able to cover the cost of his magnifying equipment and give him the gift of better vision.

Making an Impact in Illinois
Impact facts:

Over $1.45 million in research grants distributed since 1980.

$30,000 annually given to fund low vision equipment and youth replacement glasses.

Thousands of community members educated about eye health and safety each year.


Prevent Blindness Releases Snapshot of Children’s Vision Issues

As part of our ongoing commitment to Children’s Eye Health and Safety, and as a follow-up to its 2016 publication, The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at…

Illinois Vision Screening and Exam Mandates for Children

Help Your Child Be a Star “Pupil” This Year ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois recommend a continuum of eye care for children to include both vision screening and comprehensive eye…

How to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries

According to data from Prevent Blindness, more eye injuries occur from basketball than any other sport.  Pools & Water Sports is the category with the second highest cause of…