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Saving Sight is a nonprofit organization that changes lives through the gift of sight and charitable vision services. We were founded in 1960 as an eye bank in central Missouri, and today, our vision programs serve more than 100,000 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.

KidSight Vision Screening Program

KidSight

Our trained technicians have conducted more than 500,000 vision screenings for Missouri children since 1995. Using a photoscreening device, we quickly and noninvasively screen children ages 6 months to 6 years old for common causes of childhood vision loss free of charge, and we refer at-risk children to eye doctors for examination and treatment.

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Eye Donation

Since 1960, Saving Sight has coordinated eye donation and the distribution of corneas for transplant. Today, we operate in Missouri, Kansas, and central Illinois, and we distribute corneas to transplant surgeons in those states, the rest of the U.S., and around the world to help people receive the precious gift of sight.
 

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Eyeglass Recycling

Our Eyeglass Recycling Program changes lives locally and globally. We collaborate with the Missouri Lions to collect used eyeglasses, prepare them for recycling, and provide them to people in need, free of charge.

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Three-Time Cornea Recipient Continues Working Thanks to the Gift of Sight

David and his wife Jennifer enjoying the sights by a waterfall.Working in higher education, David’s job requires him to do detailed, number calculations. Because of the generous gift of sight from three donors, David can continue his work. “It is vital that I am able to differentiate between 5’s & 6’s and 3‘s and 8’s,” said David. “Thank you for making it possible that I can continue to work and provide for my wife and me.”


Sisters Correct Their Vision Thanks to Medical Mission Trip in Honduras

Young woman with the brother of the optometrist who worked at the medical clinic in Honduras in July 2016.Sisters share many things from a young age. A similar upbringing, clothes, inside jokes and laughter often dot the memories siblings have with each other. Sometimes, sisters even share the same poor vision quality. That was the case of two eyeglasses recipients who attended an optical clinic in Honduras last summer.


Connect with Saving Sight at ESCRS 2017

Patrick Gore at the 2016 ESCRS conference in Copenhagen.Lets's connect at ESCRS 2017!

Our Saving Sight team is excited to be back at the anuual European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Congress October 7-11, 2017.  We'd love the opportunity to connect with ophthalmologists, surgeons and other eye care professionals while there. Patrick Gore, Chief Business Development Officer at Saving Sight, will be at ESCRS and looks forward to hearing how Saving Sight can best suit your ocular needs in a simple and convenient way. Please reach out to Patrick Gore soon to coordinate a time to connect at the conference. 

We look forward to an enriching conference in Lisbon!

For additional information: Patrick Gore, Chief Business Development Officer, 816.255.1337