Celebrating Community Impact

We’re happy to celebrate our community impact in 2018, which included restoring sight to more than 7 individuals each day!

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An Eye Donor’s Legacy of Giving

Rick always gave to others, and today his legacy lives on as an eye donor.

Our Mission

Saving Sight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to change lives by saving sight. We were founded in 1960 as an eye bank in central Missouri. Today, we have grown to become one of the nation’s leading eye banks, focused on providing outstanding service and convenience for our partners

Our Services

Saving Sight provides corneal tissue for transplant to help surgeons restore sight to their patients. In addition to tissue for PK and LK procedures and precut lamellar tissue for DSAEK, DMEK and ALK, we also offer preloaded tissue for DMEK and DSAEK.

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We serve physicians in our local area, across the US and around the world in a partnership to restore vision. Saving Sight provides the highest quality corneal tissue, impeccable service, and convenience so you can focus on what matters most: restoring vision to your patients.

Make a Gift to Save Sight

Join us in the fight to save sight for others. Your generous gift to Saving Sight helps us provide the gift of sight to those waiting for a transplant. Give a one-time financial gift or join our monthly giving program to save others from the heartbreak of vision loss.

New Findings Shed Light on Donor Cornea Storage Solutions

Previous studies in the field of corneal transplantation have determined the importance of endothelial cell density in the health of corneal tissue grafts in terms of graft success rate. According to new research presented this week at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the...

New Findings Presented on Factors Associated with DMEK Processing Damage

According to new research presented this week at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Vancouver, several potential risk factors, including donor...

The Value of Research Collaborations – Eye Banks and Researchers

Saving Sight is honored to be co-authors with Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine on two research presentations at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Collaborating with...

Cate Kane Poem

Featured Artist Poetry Cate Kane is a three-time corneal transplant recipient with Saving Sight. She has a life-long passion for writing, giving back, and serving her community.I SEE – LITTLE ONE© By Cate Kane 10-23-12 Hey, little bit, come here & look at this for...

Our Commitment to Changing Lives in 2018

Thanks to the many partners who help us facilitate the gift of eye donation, and to the thousands of individuals who said "yes" to giving that gift, we were able to impact the lives of more than 7 individuals a day last year.  Together, We Change Lives 2018 was a...

Retired Pediatrics Nurse Finds Relief through Corneal Transplantation

As a retired pediatrics nurse and two-time cornea transplant recipient, Elaine is familiar with the impact eye, organ and tissue transplantation has on the lives of others. Elaine has keratoconus, a progressive eye disease that thins the cornea and causes it to become...

Support Saving Sight through Online Shopping

Thanks to AmazonSmile, you can support Saving Sight’s mission to change lives by saving sight when you shop online this holiday season and all year long. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com and pick Saving Sight as the charitable organization you want your purchases to...

Happy Holidays from Saving Sight!

Happy Holidays from Saving Sight! Cynthia captured the crisp, winter scene pictured as our 2018 featured holiday artist. Happy Holidays! Thanks to our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters of our work in eye donation, more corneal recipients like Cynthia are able...
Show others why you support Saving Sight on #GivingTuesday with a #UNselfie

#GivingTuesday

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. November 27th, 2018 Saving Sight has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring...

Maddie’s Gift

Jim Allmon shares how his stepdaughter’s legacy lives on through eye and tissue donation. My story or should I say “Our Story” is one that I refuse to let define my family. It is unique and, unfortunately, tragically ironic. On Friday May 5,  2017 there was a prom...

Cynthia’s Story – A Photographer’s Vision

The vibrant colors of a flower in spring. Seeing a bumblebee buzz and dart through the garden. The crisp outline of a frozen snowflake on the windowpane. All of these sights are just a few of the many beautiful moments Cynthia has captured...

Jason’s Letter of Thanks

 Jason's Letter After Jason received a cornea transplant, he asked his sister to help him write a letter to his eye donor's family to thank them for their selfless gift.  Jason and Mistie on her wedding day. Jason was her husband’s best man. Jason and Mistie are...

Get Involved

Join us in changing lives by saving sight! You can help us reach more individuals in need of a sight-saving gift by volunteering to share your story, making a financial donation or by joining the organ and tissue donor registry.

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