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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Vision for a nation
Joining forces with the country’s leading hospitals and vision health organizations,... read more
By connecting with community leaders, Pakistanis are learning about donation and its positive effects from someone they trust. Ross is also traveling extensively within Pakistan, organizing conferences and meetings to foster relationships and discussions about how... Full Story
‘Their gifts are going to live on a long time’
They squeezed into the operating room until no one else could fit. Doctors, residents and... read more
Eversight partners with surgeon on medical mission tip to the Philippines Full Story
Advancing knowledge
Dr. Jonathan H. Lass spends a lot of time pondering the future. He has treated... read more
He has treated thousands of patients as a corneal surgeon at University Hospitals Eye Institute and mentored young physicians for decades as the Charles I Thomas Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University. But what’s kept Dr. Lass’ mind on the future is the... 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
Smiles beyond adversity
For Avery Devereux, every day is a fight to keep her vision. Each morning begins with her... read more
For Avery Devereux, every day is a fight to keep her vision. Each morning begins with her mom, Ann, placing two medicated drops into her left eye and applying an ointment along the inside of her lower eyelid. Full Story
Hope & Healing
Emotional meeting between donor family and researcher drives home the importance of... read more
In August, the family’s story came full circle and forever changed their view of donation. Eversight arranged a meeting between the Anegons and Dr. Fort as part of its Hope and Healing program that celebrates the gift of donated eye tissue to research. Full Story
Perpetual drive
With a lab coat covering his gray suit and red tie, Dr. Pankaj Gupta held a Tono-pen... read more
Dr. Gupta joined Eversight as an Associate Medical Director in Ohio in 2015. Along with a team of medical directors, he oversees all medical aspects of the eye bank and ensures patients receive safe and reliable tissue for their surgical procedures. Full Story