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About ISPB

The Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (ISPB) was founded in 1916 to reduce preventable causes of blindness. ISPB has a rich history of promoting vision and eye health in the state of Illinois and was instrumental in advocating for passage of several sight-saving bills before the Illinois legislature.

Dedicated to the care, protection and preservation of sight, ISPB programs today continue to stress education and safety; access to care for youth replacement glasses and low vision equipment; and research grant opportunities. We also provide speakers and screening booths at health fairs and other events.

The work of the ISPB is supported by the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations, corporations, and foundations. Contributions, remembrances, wills, bequests, and grants make our important work possible.

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Women are more likely to suffer from sight-threatening eye disorders than men.  That’s the reason ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois have designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety...

April is National and World Autism Awareness Month

About 1 in 54 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder according to estimates from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Ophthalmological findings have shown that eye disorders...

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...