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 being to see life in all its vivid detail.
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Our mission in action

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2019 grant recipients pursue essential optical research
2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants were awarded to investigators at Kellogg Eye Center at... read more
Six investigators at leading academic institutions awarded critical eye and vision research funding from Eversight. Learn more about their proposals. Full Story
2018 Impact Report
You and so many others share this mission with us. Because of you, we have the privilege... read more
In 2018, Eversight helped provide the gift of sight to 8,033 people through corneal transplantation. Full Story
LLamasoft Partners with Global Eye Bank, Eversight
Leveraging leading supply chain optimization and simulation technology to maximize the... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2019 – Leveraging supply chain optimization and simulation technology to maximize sight restoration and blindness prevention. Full Story
Eversight First to Offer Preloaded DMEK in DORC Tube
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2019 — Eversight today announced it is the first eye bank... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2019 — Eversight today announced it is the first eye bank to prepare preloaded Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) tissue in the Melles DORC tube. Full Story
My life and the lives of my family are forever changed.
Ten years ago, I was given the gift of sight. This gift has allowed me to see and... read more
Ten years ago, I was given the gift of sight. This gift has allowed me to see and share in weddings, graduations, birthdays and the birth of my grandchildren. Full Story
Everyone has a story
Dr. Wajid Ali Khan hears all the heart-wrenching stories. A son wants to donate... read more
Eversight Awards 2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019 — Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the... read more
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019 — Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research to investigators at leading academic institutions. Full Story
Eversight and Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital unveil eye bank in Pakistan
The first of three new world-class eye banks through an Eversight collaboration with... read more
The first of three new world-class eye banks through an Eversight collaboration with Pakistani medical professionals and vision health organizations has opened at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan—a project years in the making. Full Story