The Eversight Story
Eversight (formerly Midwest Eye-Banks) was established in 1985 as a partnership between the Michigan Eye-Bank and Illinois Eye-Bank. The organization established a reputation for clinical excellence, one that has been upheld over the years by some of the finest medical directors, staff and board members in the eye banking field. It was this sterling reputation that inspired the BroMenn-Watson Gailey Eye-Bank, Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, Cleveland Eye Bank and the Connecticut Eye Bank to affiliate with Eversight in later years. In 2015, Midwest Eye-Banks and its affiliates became Eversight to re-energize its mission to restore sight and prevent blindness.
Eversight has established a growing network of community eye banks that, together, provides the resources and expertise of a global organization. Our vision for the future is to expand our reach, connect more effectively with our communities and provide a life full of sight to anyone in need.
Eversight continues to uphold its reputation of excellence as an accredited member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and by meeting the quality standards set by the Food and Drug Administration.
Eversight is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. Our network of community based eye banks – in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio – recovers, evaluates and provides human eye tissue for transplantation; supports research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promotes donation awareness through public and professional education; and provides humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of sight-restoring services.