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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 Week (December 4-10, 2023)

GA is an advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The symptoms are listed above. If you experience any of these symptoms, see an eye doctor as soon as possible. Prevent Blindness offers a variety of free, educational resources such as a dedicated webpage, expert videos, and fact sheets

For more information visit

NEIU Student Health Fair held on November 14, 2023

Community Happenings

Our staff, team of interns, and volunteers provide eye health education and outreach at all types of community events – including health fairs, presentations and screenings!

We will be continuing our efforts during these dates:

January 18, 2024
1:00pm – Embrace Living Community Presentation: Chicago, IL

April 30, 2024
1:00pm -Senior Eye Health Presentation: Park Ridge, IL

For more information, please contact

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February 2024 Newsletter From ISPB & PBIL

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