ISPB is the people’s advocate for healthy vision. We work to elevate the dialogue around vision and significant public health issues such as surveillance, access, prevention messaging, service integration, program development and replication. We support the development of effective state vision health systems in Illinois.
- Population Health
- Children’s Vision and Eye Health
- National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health
- Children’s Vision in the U.S. 2nd Edition
- 12 Components of a Strong Vision Health System of Care
- National Association of School Nurses and NCCVEH Vision Tool Kit
- Vision Screening Device Review
- Vision Screening Requirements by State
- Prevent Blindness Model Children’s Vision Legislation
- Vision Screening Recommendations
- Children Who Should By-Pass Vision Screening
- Vision Screener Training and Certification
- Recognition Visual Acuity (Optotype-based) Screening
- Occlusion Techniques
- Instrument-Based Vision Screening
- Stereoacuity Testing
- Untestable Children and Rescreening Guidelines
- Recommended Tools and Tests
- Components of a Comprehensive Vision Screening System
- Vision Screening Guidelines by Age
- Data Collection Guidelines
- Performance Measures Guidelines
- Children’s Vision Screening Certification
- Star Pupils Eye Health and Safety Curriculum
- Eyes That Thrive
- Small Steps for Big Vision Family Toolkit
- Think of Vision Fact Sheets for Teachers
- Healthy Eyes Presentation Series – Health Presentation Topics
- Glaucoma Educator Course
- Adult Vision Screening Certification (3-Year Certification)
- Eye Health and Safety Fact Sheets for Patients
- Vision and Eye Health Infographics
- Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit
Contact us at 1-800-331-2020 or by email if you are interested in Prevent Blindness vision screening training and certification or other online training opportunities.
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
More than 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from glaucoma. Nearly half do not know they have the disease—it causes no early symptoms. Prevent Blindness America will provide insightful information about this “Sneak Thief of Sight.”
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 2 million Americans age 50 and older. Low vision aids can make the most of remaining vision. Information on eye disease warning signs and treatment will be available.
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
When it comes to eye health, the more vision ailments employees have, the more medical care they utilize, increasing healthcare related expenses. Employers are encouraged to contact Prevent Blindness America for information on the Healthy Eyes Vision Wellness Program, promoting vision care services in the workplace.
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Women often manage family health concerns. Do you know how to protect your sight? Hormonal changes, age and smoking can endanger sight. Information on women’s and family eye-health issues will be provided.
Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Exposure to UV rays can burn delicate eye tissue and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. Protecting your eyes from UV dangers and choosing the right sunglasses will be the topic of the month.
Cataract Awareness Month
Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are close to 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older with cataracts. More than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80. Prevent Blindness America will offer tips about prevention and information about surgery.
Fireworks Safety Month
Activities during this period will alert parents and children to the dangers of playing with fireworks. Prevent Blindness America will offer safer ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Included in this month will be information about amblyopia, a condition that can affect two to three percent of children and cause permanent vision loss. Also included will be tips about preventing eye injuries in children, signs of possible eye problems and general eye health.
Sports Eye Safety Month
There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports and hazards around the house. Tips on how to protect yourself and your children from such eye injuries will be discussed.
Contact Lens Safety Month
Approximately 46 million U.S. residents wear contact lenses. Prevent Blindness provides tips and information on how to obtain, use and care for contact lenses safely. Halloween eye safety is also included.
Diabetes-Related Eye Disease Month
Can people with diabetes prevent the onset of diabetic eye disease? During this observance, Prevent Blindness America will offer information to help the 3.6 million Americans age 40 and older who suffer from diabetic eye disease.
Give the Gift of Sight Month
The Holiday season brings together families, friends and festivities. During the month of December, Prevent Blindness encourages everyone to reflect on the joys of healthy vision and support sight-saving services.