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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.

Small Steps for Big Vision Webinar Oct. 20th

Register Online Now for this National Webinar! Small Steps for Big Vision WebinarTuesday, October 20th3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET   * Did you know that a child’s undiagnosed and...

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...

Contact Lens Safety Tips

Because an estimated 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ISPB has declared October as Contact Lens Safety...