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.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

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 $1.3 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.

News

Free Eye Health Curricula for Children Available

Many schools and educational facilities across the country are now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators, public health and non-profit groups are looking for quality, no-cost educational materials…

May is UV Awareness Month

Extended exposure ultraviolet (UV) rays can immediately cause damage to eyes, including photokeratitis, also referred to as a “corneal sunburn.”  UV damage to the eyes may also be cumulative,…

Important Message to Eye Care Patients regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

For everyone’s health and safety, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other doctors are being urged to see only patents for urgent or emergent problems during the coronavirus pandemic. This is important…