We change lives by saving sight. Join us!

Saving Sight is a nonprofit organization that changes lives through the gift of sight. We were founded in 1960 as an eye bank in central Missouri, and today, our vision programs serve thousands of people worldwide each year. We strive to be the global partnership model for how eye banking and charitable vision services can most effectively serve people and communities.

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Our Mission

Saving Sight is 501(c)(3) 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 oustanding service and convenience for our clinical partners.

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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 DMEK tissue prepared, preloaded and shipped in a modified Jones tube.
 

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Request Tissue

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. Contact our Cilent Services team to request tissue today.

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A Couple's Love for Trekking Helps Change Lives in Remote Villages in Mustang, Nepal

Sayuj Manandhar and Namrata Chhetri distributed eyeglasses from Saving Sight’s Eyeglass Recycling Program in Mustang, Nepal this November 2017.Submitted by Sayuj Manandhar

Sayuj Manandhar and Namrata Chhetri distributed eyeglasses from Saving Sight’s Eyeglass Recycling Program in Mustang, Nepal this November 2017. Treks for Specs was created by a couple whose love for trekking ignited a passion to trek with meaning. Its intention is experiencing trekking that goes beyond climbing to famous base camps, summiting the highest peaks and photographing astonishing vistas and iconic sites, but rather to touch and improve the lives of as many people as they possibly can along their trekking routes in lesser known villages of the Himalayas. 

READ ABOUT SOME OF THE RECEIPIENTS SAYUJ AND NAMRATA MET ON THEIR JOURNEY FOR TREKS FOR SPECS


Saving Sight Welcomes MU Health Care’s Fraunfelder as New Board Member from Columbia

MU Health Care's Dr. FraunfelderColumbia, Mo. (November 29, 2017) – Frederick Fraunfelder, MD, MBA, director of University of Missouri Health Care’s Mason Eye Institute and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the MU School of Medicine, will join Saving Sight’s board of directors in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Fraunfelder, an ophthalmologist, will join the board for his first three-year term as a community board member.


Happy Holidays from Saving Sight

Pam smiling in a snowman holiday sweater.

Thanks to our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters of our work in eye donation, more corneal recipients like Pam are able to enjoy the twinkling holiday lights and watch the first snowfall of the season. And more donor families are able to find comfort in their loved one's legacy living on through the gift of sight in 2017. 

We wish you a bright holiday season and look forward to our continued work in the new year. Happy Holidays, from all of us at Saving sight!