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Saving Sight is a nonprofit organization that changes lives through the gift of sight. We were founded in 1960 as an eye bank in central Missouri, and today, our vision programs serve thousands of people worldwide each year. We strive to be the global partnership model for how eye banking and charitable vision services can most effectively serve people and communities.

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Our Mission

Saving Sight is 501(c)(3) 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 clinical partners.

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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 DMEK tissue prepared, preloaded and shipped in a modified Jones tube.
 

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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. Contact our Cilent Services team to request tissue today.

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Saving Sight and Fight for Sight Announce Funding of Two Student Fellowship Awards

Kansas City, Mo. (January 8, 2018) – Today, non-profit organizations Saving Sight and Fight for Sight announced the joint funding of two new Summer Student Fellowships. The grants will be available to undergraduate, graduate or medical students conducting research relating to either the cornea or dry eye.

“Research and innovation within the field of ophthalmology are what drives our work forward as an eye bank,” said Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight. “We’re thrilled to partner with Fight for Sight to support students who are pursuing academic ocular research.”

The two grant awards will be $2,500 each with applications due to Fight for Sight on February 15, 2018. The announcement of awards is expected in May of 2018.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Saving Sight on two new Summer Student Fellowships,” said Arthur Makar, Fight for Sight’s Executive Director. “Together we will fund the next generation of leaders in corneal and dry eye research.”


Donor Family Finds Comfort through Volunteerism to Honor the Legacy of their Son

Image of John and blue and green balloons at Floragraph Ceremony in November.For Larry and Vivian, volunteering in support of the Donate Life message has brought great healing after their son John gave the gift of life as an eye and tissue donor.

John was a loving and protective big brother to his sister, Eleanor. Just 17 months apart, the siblings shared many friends and interests. They both loved sports and music. “John played the baritone saxophone on an award-winning jazz band in junior high and high school, earning a personal award at a jazz festival in high school,” said Vivian. He was also very involved in scouting, from Tiger Cubs to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. John also loved politics and was involved in many political organizations, especially when he went to college. “Just 6 weeks before John passed away, he started school to become a massage therapist, which had long been a dream of his,” said Vivian.


A Couple's Love for Trekking Helps Change Lives in Remote Villages in Mustang, Nepal

Sayuj Manandhar and Namrata Chhetri distributed eyeglasses from Saving Sight’s Eyeglass Recycling Program in Mustang, Nepal this November 2017.Submitted by Sayuj Manandhar

Sayuj Manandhar and Namrata Chhetri distributed eyeglasses from Saving Sight’s Eyeglass Recycling Program in Mustang, Nepal this November 2017. Treks for Specs was created by a couple whose love for trekking ignited a passion to trek with meaning. Its intention is experiencing trekking that goes beyond climbing to famous base camps, summiting the highest peaks and photographing astonishing vistas and iconic sites, but rather to touch and improve the lives of as many people as they possibly can along their trekking routes in lesser known villages of the Himalayas. 

READ ABOUT SOME OF THE RECEIPIENTS SAYUJ AND NAMRATA MET ON THEIR JOURNEY FOR TREKS FOR SPECS