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Research Grants


Since 1980, ISPB has annually awarded grants to support research in eye and vision health. The grant program was established “to support exploratory research studies in vision, especially as such research relates to the prevention of blindness.” Grants are awarded to medical students, residents, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors and other junior faculty in the ophthalmology and optometry fields. A Research Committee, consisting of ISPB board members and other professionals, review and award the grants each year. The committee evaluates applications based on the validity of the hypothesis, scientific rigor and usefulness of final data.

December 2023 Newsletter From ISPB & PBIL

Give the gift of sight! December is give the gift of sight month here at ISPB/PBIL. Become a sight-saver by donating today!  To make a donation visit Geographic Atrophy (GA) Awareness...

December is Give the Gift of Sight Month

We cannot do all of our wonderful work without your help! Please consider giving a gift to ISPB this holiday season.

My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

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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...