AboutThe Chicago Lighthouse

Since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse has been a leader in comprehensive vision care and social services that improve the quality of life for patients, clients and their families.


The Chicago Lighthouse serves people who are blind, visually impaired, otherwise disabled and/or Veterans, allowing them to reach the full potential of their lives. Our programs help build knowledge and lifetime skills, expand opportunities for employment and supporting career growth, and discover new approaches for the empowerment of our communities.

Lighthouse Stories

We change lives every day. These are the stories of the lives touched by The Chicago Lighthouse.

Message from the CEO

Chicago Lighthouse President and CEO Dr. Janet Szlyk talks about what is happening around The Lighthouse, what is to come and how you can be involved.


Help make a difference in the lives of the 50,000+ people we serve each year.


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Leadership & Board

The Chicago Lighthouse brings together an exemplary group of leaders and advisers with extensive experience in health care, policy, business and advocacy.

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse provides education, employment, independent-living, and specialized services for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans throughout Chicagoland. Contact us today to learn more at (312) 666-1331.

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