The Eversight Ohio Story
Eversight Ohio was established in 1958 to serve the people of Northeast Ohio, five decades after the first successful cornea transplant.
Originally known as the Cleveland Eye Bank, Eversight Ohio 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.
The Cleveland Eye Bank affiliated with Midwest Eye-Banks – comprised of the Michigan Eye-Bank, Illinois Eye-Bank, Illinois Eye-Bank, Watson Gailey and Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey – in 2012. Midwest Eye-Banks has established a growing network of community eye banks that, together, provides the resources and expertise of a global organization.
In March 2015, the organization changed its name to Eversight to inspire even more people to support its work and re-energize its mission to preserve and restore sight.
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 Ohio continues to uphold our 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.
Funding for Eversight Ohio is provided by the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation, whose mission is to collaborate with others to change lives in Northeast Ohio and beyond through the restoration and preservation of sight. The Foundation supports Eversight Ohio programs including transplant services, eye and vision research, and community and professional education.
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 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.