Our Mission: We serve as a global leader and partner to eliminate corneal blindness worldwide by 2040.

Founded in 1969, SightLife is the only global health organization working relentlessly to eliminate corneal blindness worldwide by 2040. Sight restoration has a profound impact on recipients, their families and communities—no one should have to wait to experience the joy and possibilities that vision brings.

With the fall 2016 launch of its subsidiary, SightLife Surgical, SightLife became a combination non-profit and for-profit organization. This mission-driven structure maintains the non-profit status of SightLife as the parent organization and adds a for-profit “engine” to power and accelerate achievement of the mission.

Working with partners in more than 30 countries, SightLife is increasing the number of corneal transplants performed each year to transform millions of lives around the globe.

Our Values

In pursuit of our mission, our work is guided by five core values:

  • Quality: We continuously pursue the highest standards in our programs, people, and service.
  • Integrity: We continuously pursue the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, and honesty.
  • Passion: We are driven by a genuine commitment to our mission and those we serve.
  • Innovation: We embrace and encourage creative and entrepreneurial solutions to sight challenges.
  • Responsibility: We strive to provide a social and humanitarian benefit to donors, donor families, recipients, each other and those who partner with us.

Our Beginnings

Lions Club

SightLife was originally founded in 1969 by the Lions of the Pacific Northwest. Year after year, some of our most valued partners are the Lions Clubs in Washington and Northern Idaho. SightLife and its Northwest Lions Foundation (www.nlfoundation.org) coordinate with 250 lions clubs to provide health screening and healthcare grants to more than 35,000 low-income children and adults.

To learn more about the Northwest Lions Foundation, visit www.nlfoundation.org

SightLife is an accredited member of the Eye Bank Association of America and a member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.