Celebrating 60 Years of Saving Sight!

Join us in celebrating the stories of our past with an eye to our future in 2020!

Introducing Halo Sterile Tissues

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

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.

One Couple Shares Their Unique Connection to Eye Donation

Julie and Chris have a unique connection to corneal transplantation. Chris as a corneal tissue recipient and Julie as a tissue recovery technician for the Saving Sight eye bank. “In late July 2016, I had a corneal abrasion on my right eye that sealed to form an ulcer...

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...
Show others why you support Saving Sight on #GivingTuesday with a #UNselfie


Black Friday. Cyber Monday. December 3, 2019 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...

Top Takeaways from AAO 2019

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting was held in San Francisco this October. This meeting is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, bringing together leaders from around the world. Our Saving Sight Team attends each year...

Casey’s Story – Twenty-One-Year-Old College Student Regains Sight

“Since I had my cornea transplant my experience has been filled with joy because, for the first time, I do not feel like there’s anything that can hold me back. I feel like I can literally do anything without worrying about my sight,” says Casey. Casey is currently a...

Live Like Barb—Donor’s Legacy Lives On

“My mom was ALWAYS happy! She was everyone’s best friend and she never met a stranger,” says Tamika of her mom, Barb. “She had the most beautiful smile and the most distinctive laugh ever!” Tamika adds that Barb was an expert shopper and bargain-hunter who loved...

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, or...

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 Chair...

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...

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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