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Team Eversight is back in New Jersey for a 5K run/walk this summer!
Mar 16, 2023
We invite you to join Team Eversight at one of the most beloved events honoring New Jersey’s eye, organ and tissue donation and transplantation community – NJ Sharing Network’s Celebration of Life 5K! Register for the Ocean Grove 5KSaturday, May 20 | 7:30 a.m. event begins | 8:30 a.m. race |... read more
We invite you to join Team Eversight at one of the most beloved events honoring New Jersey’s eye,... read more
2023 Golf for Good! The Eversight Vision Classic
Mar 10, 2023
Register by 5 p.m. ET Friday, May 5 to receive your welcome package including instructions, scorecard, golf ball sleeve and exclusive Eversight golf gear. Registration is $50 donation per golfer to benefit eye donation, cornea transplantation and vision research. Golf anywhere, anytime between... read more
Register by 5 p.m. ET Friday, May 5 to receive your welcome package including instructions,... read more
Celebrating the women who lead Eversight from the front line to the board room
Mar 8, 2023
International Women’s Day is a global celebration observed on March 8 to honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The first International Women’s Day gathering was in 1911 and this... read more
International Women’s Day is a global celebration observed on March 8 to honor the social,... read more
Novel advances in the cornea and eye banking field | Eversight webinar recap
Mar 7, 2023
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director We were joined by three recent Eye & Vision Research Grant recipients to update us on their research work in the field of ophthalmology.  First up was Elizabeth Berger, PhD, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director We were joined by three recent Eye &... read more
2023 grant recipients aim to advance promising eye and vision research
Mar 7, 2023
Dr. Benetz is investigating the utility of automatic analysis via machine learning to provide consistent and accurate cell count assessment of donor corneal endothelial cell images. The intended impact is to create safer procedures for successful corneal transplants.  At center, Beth Ann Benetz,... read more
Dr. Benetz is investigating the utility of automatic analysis via machine learning to provide... read more
Song of the Year Grammy winner sheds light on life-changing donation
Feb 13, 2023
Bonnie Raitt—an American blues singer, guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer—won Song of the Year at the 65th Grammy Awards for her song, “Just Like That.” The song was inspired by her friend and fellow musician, John Prine, who died in 2020 following a battle with COVID-19. At... read more
Bonnie Raitt—an American blues singer, guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer—won Song... read more
Eversight recognized as a 2023 Top Workplace
Feb 1, 2023
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 1, 2023 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, has earned the 2023 Top Workplaces USA award for embodying its core culture and creating a positive workplace... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 1, 2023 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight... read more
Cornea and vitamin A: a new perspective | Eversight webinar recap
Jan 26, 2023
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director We were joined by Mohammad H. Dastjerdi, MD, of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for our January webinar "Cornea and vitamin A: a new perspective."   The webinar begins with a review of the chemistry, biology and physiology of vitamin A.... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director We were joined by Mohammad H. Dastjerdi,... read more
Manual DALK techniques for keratoconus | Eversight webinar recap
Jan 24, 2023
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Nov. 17, 2022 — We were joined by Dr. Uri Soiberman of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute for our November 2022 webinar. Dr. Soiberman offered his expertise on manual techniques for deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) surgery in... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Nov. 17, 2022 — We were joined by Dr.... read more
What you need to know about glaucoma, the “sneak thief of sight”
Jan 24, 2023
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, an observance that aims to spread awareness about the sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging the optic nerve in the back of your eye.  Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision... read more
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, an observance that aims to spread awareness about the... read more
Trust grants Eversight $25,000 to help restore sight in Cook County
Jan 23, 2023
CHICAGO, January 23, 2023 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, received a $25,000 grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust to support cornea donation and transplantation in... read more
CHICAGO, January 23, 2023 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and... read more
‘Heroes don’t always wear capes’
Jan 11, 2023
At age 17, when Peter DeSarno was playing baseball his junior year of high school, he started noticing he was having some difficulty seeing the ball. It quickly became apparent that he was experiencing serious, rapid decline in his vision. After many trips to various eye specialists in New... read more
At age 17, when Peter DeSarno was playing baseball his junior year of high school, he started... read more
Eversight-backed medical mission restores sight to eight people in Rwanda
Jan 9, 2023
In October 2022, Eversight, along with SEE International and Focus, supported a medical mission to Kigali, Rwanda with one of Eversight’s surgeons, Matthew Thompson, MD, of Tower Clock Eye Center in Green Bay, Wisc.   Eversight provided Dr. Thompson with eight tissues for this medical... read more
In October 2022, Eversight, along with SEE International and Focus, supported a medical mission... read more
Eversight and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi partner to establish UAE’s first eye and tissue bank
Dec 13, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 13, 2022 – Eversight, a leading global nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research, and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 13, 2022 – Eversight, a leading global nonprofit eye bank dedicated to... read more
Eversight celebrates 75 years of changing lives
Dec 12, 2022
Eversight has been working to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research for 75 years. Our mission began in 1947 with the establishment of the fourth eye bank in the United States, then known as the Illinois Eye-Bank. Over time,... read more
Eversight has been working to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of... read more
December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Dec 1, 2022
December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, an observance that was started by the nonprofit organization, Prevent Blindness, to encourage age- and ability-appropriate gift-giving during the holiday season, especially for children under age three.  Too often, accidents involving children and toys... read more
December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, an observance that was started by the nonprofit... read more
‘The yellow finch’
Nov 30, 2022
When Lee Elmore failed her driver’s test and could no longer see street signs while navigating for her husband, Larry, she knew it was time to make the paramount decision about eye surgery. Larry could also tell that Lee’s vision was gradually getting worse at a more rapid... read more
When Lee Elmore failed her driver’s test and could no longer see street signs while... read more
Detroit Free Press names Eversight a winner of the Michigan Top Workplaces 2022 award
Nov 20, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 21, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, has been named a 2022 Top Workplace in Michigan through the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces competition. This... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 21, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring... read more
Eversight receives grant from The Provident Bank Foundation
Nov 2, 2022
CLARK, N.J., November 2, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support cornea tissue recovery, preparation and... read more
CLARK, N.J., November 2, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight... read more
Eye Donation Month 2022
Nov 2, 2022
Nov. 2, 2022 - Every November, we join the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and other member eye banks in celebrating Eye Donation Month—an initiative to raise awareness about the life-changing impact of cornea donation and transplantation and recognize all those who have donated the gift... read more
Nov. 2, 2022 - Every November, we join the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and other... read more
2022 Gift of Sight Gala raises nearly $200,000 in support of Eversight’s mission
Oct 26, 2022
Eversight and event co-chairs, Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo, hosted more than 250 guests at The Peninsula Chicago on September 22, 2022 for the 24th annual Gift of Sight Gala. This year’s theme was “Circus of Dreams” and the event raised nearly $200,000 to provide sight-restoring... read more
Eversight and event co-chairs, Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo, hosted more than 250 guests... read more
DSAEK surgery in the glaucoma patient | Eversight webinar recap
Oct 25, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 25, 2022 — We were joined by Dr. Daniel Montenegro of the Eye Centers of South Florida for our October 2022 webinar. Dr. Montenegro led a data-focused walk-through of the considerations for performing DSAEK transplants in eyes with... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 25, 2022 — We were joined by Dr.... read more
Eversight wins “Top Workplaces National Culture Excellence Awards”
Oct 25, 2022
Oct. 25, 2022 - Energage, the company behind the Top Workplaces program, has announced the winners of its October 2022 Top Workplaces National Culture Excellence awards. Eversight was honored with three of these awards for excelling in the areas of Employee Appreciation, Employee Well-Being and... read more
Oct. 25, 2022 - Energage, the company behind the Top Workplaces program, has announced the... read more
World Sight Day 2022
Oct 10, 2022
October 10, 2022 - Each year on the second Thursday of October (October 13 this year), the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and institutions around the world celebrate World Sight Day to help focus attention on eye health as a global issue. World Sight Day also... read more
October 10, 2022 - Each year on the second Thursday of October (October 13 this year), the... read more
Current Practice Patterns for IOL Calculations in Patients with Corneal Disease | Eversight webinar recap
Oct 6, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 6, 2022 — We were joined by Dr. Kamran Riaz, MD of Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for our September 2022 webinar. Dr. Riaz led us through the very latest IOL calculations for patients with... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Oct. 6, 2022 — We were joined by Dr.... read more
August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month
Aug 16, 2022
ANN ARBOR, MICH, August 15, 2022 - August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, which is a collaborative initiative of the National Multicultural Action Group (NMAG) to bring increased awareness to donation and transplantation in multicultural communities. Each year, nearly 86,000... read more
ANN ARBOR, MICH, August 15, 2022 - August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, which is... read more
Artificial iris or artificial cornea: A tale of two protheses | Eversight webinar recap
Aug 9, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Aug. 9, 2022 — We were joined by Ahmed Omar, MD, PhD, of University Hospital Eye Institute at Case Western Reserve University for our July 2022 webinar. Dr. Omar led us on a journey describing applications of two prostheses used by corneal... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director Aug. 9, 2022 — We were joined by Ahmed... read more
The Youngstown Foundation grant will transform lives of Ohioans
Jul 28, 2022
CLEVELAND, July 28, 2022 — The Youngstown Foundation has awarded Eversight a grant to support clinical operations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. This grant will ensure Eversight can continue to facilitate eye donation in the Northeast Ohio community that makes sight-saving cornea... read more
CLEVELAND, July 28, 2022 — The Youngstown Foundation has awarded Eversight a grant to... read more
Three vision giants come together to support sight restoration in Central Illinois
Jul 20, 2022
On July 23, 2022, Gailey Eye Clinic, Illinois Eye Center and VisionPoint Eye Center unite to celebrate the Gift of Sight at Eversight’s Night for Sight event. These three vision care providers are staples in the Central Illinois community, serving clients daily to help restore and maintain... read more
On July 23, 2022, Gailey Eye Clinic, Illinois Eye Center and VisionPoint Eye Center unite to... read more
Wheaton Lions gift honors donor family wishes, transplant recipients
Jul 13, 2022
CHICAGO, Ill., July 13, 2022 — Wheaton Lions showed their continued support of Eversight through a $4,000 clinical operations grant in Illinois. Including this gift, the Wheaton Lions have given more than $25,000 in lifetime philanthropic support to Eversight.  Lions Clubs International... read more
CHICAGO, Ill., July 13, 2022 — Wheaton Lions showed their continued support of Eversight... read more
Cataract surgery in Fuchs’ dystrophy | Eversight webinar recap
Jul 8, 2022
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director July 8, 2022 — We were joined by Divya Srikumaran, MD, of Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute for our June 2022 webinar. She discussed her algorithm for the management of cases with concurrent cataracts and Fuchs’ endothelial corneal... read more
By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director July 8, 2022 — We were joined by Divya... read more
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation grant provides hope to donor families
Jul 6, 2022
CHICAGO, July 6, 2022 — The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded Eversight a $1,000 grant to support the purchase of supplies that ensure the recovery of corneal tissues in McLean and Livingston counties. This grant will ensure that local cornea donors and their families will be... read more
CHICAGO, July 6, 2022 — The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded Eversight a... read more
Night for Sight
Mar 8, 2022
5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2022 Epiphany Farms Estate, 23676 E. 800 North Rd., Downs, IL Cocktails  |  seated dinner  |  silent auction  |  raffle 50/50  |  wine pull  |  “fund a need”  |  prizes RSVP by Friday, July 1 for this magical evening at the beautiful... read more
5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2022 Epiphany Farms Estate, 23676 E. 800 North Rd., Downs,... read more
2022 Golf for Good! The Eversight Vision Classic
Feb 22, 2022
Golf for Good! The Eversight Vision Classic is a national, remote event to raise awareness and charitable support for sight-saving transplants and vision research.  We invite you to golf at your favorite course, participate in the competition, place bids in the online auction, and more from May... read more
Golf for Good! The Eversight Vision Classic is a national, remote event to raise awareness and... read more
Join Team Eversight
Feb 11, 2022
We invite you to join our inaugural Team Eversight at one of the most beloved events honoring New Jersey’s eye, organ and tissue donation and transplantation community – NJ Sharing Network’s Celebration of Life 5K!Learn more about joining Team EversightLearn more about sponsoring Team... read more
We invite you to join our inaugural Team Eversight at one of the most beloved events honoring New... read more
Gift of Sight Masquerade raises $140,000 for Eversight’s mission
Dec 15, 2021
Eversight and event Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo hosted more than 160 guests at The Peninsula Chicago on September 8, 2021 for the annual Gift of Sight Masquerade. The event raised nearly $140,000 to provide sight-restoring cornea transplants to people in need, fulfilling donor... read more
Eversight and event Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo hosted more than 160 guests at... read more