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March 2023 Newsletter from ISPB & PBIL

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

ISPB and PBIL have declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month in an effort to help keep eyes healthy, safe and protected on the job. Whether a job is on an industrial or construction site, or in an office setting, protecting vision should always be a priority.

To help employers educate workers on eye protection and safety, we offer a Workplace Safety module as part of a free program, the Healthy Eyes Educational Series. The module includes a Presentation Guide and corresponding PowerPoint slides. We also offer a variety of workplace eye safety fact sheets and shareable social media graphics.

Find more information and resources HERE

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:

March 18, 2023
9:00am – Evanston Senior Health and Resource Fair: Evanston, IL
March 19, 2023
11:30am – Low Vision Presentation: Lincolnshire, IL
March 30, 2023
11:00am – Senior Resource Fair: Chicago, IL
April 4, 2023
10:00am – Lake County Health Fair: Zion, IL
April 11, 2023
10:00am – Lake County Health Fair: Grayslake, IL
April 12, 2023
10:00am – NEIU Health Fair: Chicago, IL
April 13, 2023    
1:00pm – Women’s Vision and Eye Health Presentation: Northbrook, IL
April 18, 2023
10:00am – Lake County Health Fair: Round Lake Beach, IL
April 25, 2023
10:00am – Lake County Health Fair: Antioch, IL
May 5, 2023
10:00am – Summit Community Health Fair: Summit, IL

For more information, please contact

Looking for a Presentation for your Organization?

PBIL/ISPB offers presentations on a variety of eye health topics that can range from from 30 to 60+ minutes.

Some topics include:

  • Living Well with Low Vision
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Women’s Vision and Eye Health
  • Eye Safety in the Workplace
  • Diabetes and the Eyes

Contact to schedule a presentation today!

Congratulations to the 2022 ISPB Grant Award Recipients! Bonnie, Sana, and Jacob will have the opportunity to accept their awards at this week’s ISEPS-COS Annual Meeting in Rosemont on March 10th.

For more information regarding 2023 research grants, visit HERE

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