With your help, we are restoring sight
in communities around the world.

Restoring sight, transforming lives

Corneal blindness is a significant cause of preventable blindness worldwide. While there is no waiting list for cornea transplants in the United States, there is an extreme shortage of corneas for transplantation globally. Because of this large unmet need, many patients suffer avoidable blindness for years while awaiting their chance for restored sight. Eversight is committed to the development of sustainable community-based eye banking systems, using consented donation models, to address this need by providing tissue and sharing our expertise with surgeons and hospitals for hands-on training with the latest transplant techniques.

Last year, we provided sight-restoring cornea transplants to nearly 4,000 people outside the United States, and our impact is growing. Find out how we are helping 165,000 people in Pakistan suffering with blindness here.

Together with our global partners, Eversight is working to improve donor development programs to increase the number of corneas available for transplant.

Eversight is a member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

A world of difference

Dr. Richard Gieser has gone on mission trips in 19 countries outside the U.S., and he has traveled to Sudan to care for patients 14 times. Why? “Because there’s a great need,” he said. “The transplants are performed on people who couldn’t afford them otherwise. Eversight is always gracious about supplying the tissue.”

‘Their gifts are going to live on’

Your support helps us deliver critical eye care to the world’s most remote and impoverished regions via medical mission trips. Dr. Eli Moses used humanitarian Eversight tissue in the Philippines and restored sight for patients whose hope for better vision had nearly run out.
Read more about Dr. Moses traveling to the Philippines

Our mission in action

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‘One extraordinary volunteer’
Marilyn Bartucci was not ready for cold lemonade on the beach, spending her days on the... read more
Eversight names David Bosch as new President
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — David Bosch, an Illinois native and 22-year veteran in eye, organ... read more
Seeing is believing
They came to the United States for training and left with the knowledge to transform... read more
‘My own personal heroes’
One of Barbara Van Dorn’s two cornea transplants has a small, barely noticeable... read more
A gift that keeps giving
Julie May thought no one would want her eyes. She was born with congenital... read more
Impacting sight around the world
Something keeps pulling Dr. Richard Gieser and Dr. John Garrett back. Dr. Gieser has... read more
Dr. Richard Gieser has gone on mission trips in 19 countries outside the U.S., traveling to Sudan 14 times to deliver critical medical care. Full Story
Changing the future of research
CLEVELAND — Eversight has launched the Eversight Vision Research Registry &... read more
The key to unlocking cures for vision loss lies in a simple decision—to become an eye donor for research. Full Story
Thanking Katie
Nov. 7, 2016, was a day September Vaudrey anticipated for more than eight years. She was... read more
This love for others had inspired her to join the donor registry several years earlier. Katie’s decision allowed her to touch the lives of eight people through eye, organ and tissue donation, including two cornea recipients in Illinois. Full Story