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

Founded in 1969, SightLife is a non-profit global health organization focused on eliminating corneal blindness, 98% of which is in developing countries. Our efforts focus on activating awareness and prevention, building transplant capability, and improving patient outcomes.

In the US, our domestic eye bank operations focus on tissue recovery facilitation that educates and counsels grieving families and works closely with hospitals and other donation partners to offer as many families as possible the opportunity to give the gift of sight.

Globally, we provide grants, training, certification and consulting, free of charge, in the areas of policy & advocacy, awareness, prevention, partnerships, eye banking, surgeon training and follow up care. Our goal is to create sustainable ecosystems that ensure no one must wait for a sight restoring surgery.

About CorneaGen

SightLife formed CorneaGen in 2016 to power and accelerate achievement of the mission to eliminate corneal blindness worldwide by 2040.

SightLife is the majority equity holder of CorneaGen. The organizations operate independently with separate leadership, staff and boards of directors, but share a mission to eliminate corneal blindness by 2040.

To learn more, visit the CorneaGen website.

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.