We restore sight and prevent blindness through the
healing power of donation, transplantation and research.

Our history

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, nonprofit eye banks were established in every state to meet the critical demand for corneal tissue to treat preventable blindness.
 
In 1985, the Illinois Eye-Bank and Michigan Eye-Bank formed a partnership—one that would earn a reputation for clinical excellence made possible by some of the finest medical directors, staff and board members in the eye banking field. The success of the organization attracted affiliations with other regional eye banks like the BroMenn-Watson Gailey Eye-Bank, Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, Cleveland Eye Bank and the Connecticut Eye Bank, forming one of the largest networks of eye banks in the U.S. In 2015, the network became known as Eversight, all working together as a unified operation to deliver the highest quality services to surgeons and their patients and to continue to grow our impact around the world.
 
Today, our services reach beyond traditional eye banking by advancing treatments of all blinding eye diseases. We recover, evaluate and provide human eye tissue for transplantation; support research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promote donation awareness through public and professional education; and provide humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of sight-restoring therapies.
 
Our vision for the future is to expand our reach, connect more effectively with our communities and provide a life full of sight to anyone in need.
 
Eversight maintains its commitment to excellence as an accredited member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and by meeting the highest quality standards set by the Food and Drug Administration.

Making vision a reality

You can help make vision a reality for more than 9,000 people every year by supporting our mission. Charitable contributions are tax-deductible and can be made in honor or memory of someone special in your life.
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Donation makes it possible

When a person says yes to donation, Eversight works around the clock to recover, prepare and deliver donated tissue to a patient waiting for a cornea transplant. In just a matter of days, someone who was once blind will begin to see life in all its vivid detail.
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Our mission in action

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Gala 2022 attendees
2022 Gift of Sight Gala raises nearly $200,000 in support of Eversight’s mission
Eversight and event co-chairs, Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo, hosted more than 250... read more
Eye Donation Month 2022
Eye Donation Month 2022
Nov. 2, 2022 - Every November, we join the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and... read more
Provident bank foundation
Eversight receives grant from The Provident Bank Foundation
CLARK, N.J., November 2, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring... read more
2022 Top Workplaces
Detroit Free Press names Eversight a winner of the Michigan Top Workplaces 2022 award
ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 21, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to... read more
Lee Elmore
‘The yellow finch’
When Lee Elmore failed her driver’s test and could no longer see street signs while... read more
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December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, an observance that was started by the... read more