Expanding Our Impact Together

Kansas Eye Bank and Saving Sight have partnered to increase impact, and are now operating in Wichita as Kansas Eye Bank, a division of Saving Sight.

Autologous Serum Made Easy

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

Saving Sight, Simple and Convenient

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

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.

Melanie’s Legacy As An Eye Donor

"My mom was extremely devoted to her family, especially her mother, two kids and five grandchildren. She had just gotten her first granddaughter after four boys and was so proud. She was extremely giving, to the point she’d go without so others had. She was an AMAZING...

Partnering in Humanitarian Efforts – Dr. Ukeme Umana

Supporting our partner surgeons in their humanitarian efforts is one way Saving Sight is able to honor the gift of sight. These partnerships offer the possibility for restored vision for those who otherwise would not have access to care. Ukeme Umana, M.D., is a long...

Saving Sight and Kansas Eye Bank Partnership Expands Mission Impact in Kansas

Wichita, Kan. (June 1, 2021) – Two Kansas-based eye banks have partnered, increasing their impact to save sight in communities throughout the state and beyond. As of June 1, Saving Sight and the Kansas Eye Bank & Cornea Research Center, Inc. have integrated...

Jeannette’s Legacy

  In Memory of Jeannette Hendricks, 1980-2021 “We called her Nette and she was an awesome chick. Beloved by her family, and respected by peers. Nette was very intelligent and down to earth. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was very creative. She was always...

2020 Impact Report

Learn how we changed lives by saving sight during an unprecedented year.Our Community Impact in 2020 For so many around the world and in the U.S., 2020 put the human spirit and resilience to the test. As part of our nation's healthcare system and partner with hundreds...

Thanks to Corneal Transplantation, Fabric Artist Creates Beautiful Quilts Again

For Connie, the road to restored sight was a journey she wasn’t sure would happen. At first, a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clot in her leg stopped the process and she had over six months of healing before she could try her eye surgery again. During her second...

Saving Sight Medical Director Shares Insights on Use of Serum Tears in Ocular Surface Disease

On Wednesday, March 3, ophthalmologist and Saving Sight Medical Director, Joseph Tauber, MD, presented on using serum tears therapy in ocular surface disease. The webinar was hosted by Vital Tears, an organization that offers autologous serum tears to eye care...

Stephanie’s Journey with Keratoconus

“I was diagnosed with keratoconus, which basically deteriorates your cornea,” says Stephanie. “I have the disease in both eyes, but my right eye ended up progressing a lot faster than my left and made it necessary that I have a cornea transplant.” She adds that though...

Hospital Development: Their Role in the Donation Process

Saving Sight is committed to working with hospital partners across our region to facilitate the gift of eye donation. From supporting each donor family to maximizing every opportunity for donation to occur, we couldn’t make corneal donation and transplantation happen...

Jackie’s Story

“I was diagnosed with Fuchs Dystrophy in 2007, in 2010 I had corneal transplants in both eyes. In September 2020 I needed a cataract removed in my right eye which lead to another cornea transplant. I am so grateful for cornea donors. I wouldn't be able to see without...

In Memory, An Artist’s Gift

Kansas City artist, Gabriella Mountain, was most well known for her larger-than-life abstract sculptures, mosaics, and stained-glass pieces. As an artist, she was diverse in her craft, creating commissioned works throughout the Kansas City area, including the old Main...

Jon’s Legacy

  In memory of Jon Earwood, 1994-2020 “Jon was a kind and genuine man. He always had a smile on his face. He loved being outdoors fishing or riding his motorcycle, singing and playing his guitar, and spending time with his family and friends. He loved his job as...

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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