Introducing Halo Sterile Tissues

Saving Sight now offers simple convenience with E-beam tissue aollografts for glaucoma and corneal surgeries.

An Eye Donor’s Legacy of Giving

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

Saving Sight, Simple and Convenient

As your dedicated partner in vision restoration, we offer solutions that work for you.

Autologous Serum Made Easy

Saving Sight is an official partner of Vital Tears®, a custom-made solution for your patients.

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.

Introducing Halo Sterile Tissues

Kansas City, Mo., September 2019 - Saving Sight is proud to offer Halo sterile tissues as another simple and convenient solution for our clinical partners. Halo sterile tissue allografts are currently used by ophthalmic surgeons worldwide as a glaucoma shunt cover,...

Continued Collaboration Leads to Further Study of the Development of Myopia

Kansas City, Mo., August 21, 2019 – Jody Summers, PhD, professor of cell biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, studies the extracellular matrix of the sclera and changes associated with myopia development. Myopia is largely regulated by the...

Support Saving Sight and Help Honor Eye Donors

Last year, 2,559 heroes gave the gift of sight through eye donation with Saving Sight. Help us honor these donors on this year's Donate Life Rose Parade Float. Saving Sight has launched a t-shirt fundraiser with Bonfire, a shirt platform that works with nonprofit...

Saving Sight Thanks Outgoing Board of Directors and Introduces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Saving Sight is pleased to welcome three new people to its Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Welcome Council Chair Lion Walt Hamer, Vice-Council Chair Lion George Winkeler, Jr., and Lion Al Dohmen. Immediate Past Vice-Council...

Retired Judge Gary Schmidt Shares His Story as a Corneal Transplant Recipient

April was National Donate Life month and Saving Sight took part in numerous celebrations in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois to help spread awareness about the impact of organ, eye and tissue donation. On April 9th, Saving Sight was honored to take part in Donor Family...

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...

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...

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...

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 and pick Saving Sight as the charitable organization you want your purchases to...

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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