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 Ivy

Eighteen-month-old Ivy received a pair of Flex Frame glasses from ISPB to protect her eyes from harm and help magnify her left eye so it appears proportional with her right. Ivy was born with Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous (PHPV), which has rendered her left eye sightless. Luckily, her right eye has perfect vision. Ivy’s Flex Frames have been invaluable keeping her eyes safe through her toddler tumbles, bumps and crashes. She is thriving with the help of Illinois’ Early Intervention Program and her wonderful parents, Mandy and Chad. ISPB is proud to be a part of Team Ivy!

Making an Impact in Illinois
Impact facts:

Over $1.56 million in research grants distributed since 1980.

$35,000 annually given to fund low vision equipment and youth replacement glasses.

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

News

Summer 2021 Newsletter from ISPB & Prevent Blindness IL

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Many children are headed back to school in the next few weeks. One of the best ways to help students succeed…

My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

Do you have a clinical diagnosis of inherited retinal degeneration (IRD) and live in the United States and/or the US territories? The Foundation Fighting Blindness, in partnership with Blueprint…

New Resources for Reducing Eye Strain from Screens

In response to increased virtual and screen-based activities during the coronavirus pandemic, ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois have launched a new awareness campaign, Take a Screen Time Out. All…

ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois Declare October as Contact Lens Safety Month, Advises Public on Important Precautions to Keep Eyes Healthy

Contact lenses can be safe and effective in helping people see more clearly. However, when used improperly, they can cause serious eye and vision problems, including corneal ulcers and…