Founded in 1969, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization solely focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, the organization leverages innovative technologies and best business practices to transform lives and unlock life's possibilities for the corneal blind. SightLife works in partnership with surgeons and health organizations in dozens of countries.

Press Releases

SightLife announces 100,000 corneal transplants in India since program inception in 2009 (May 2019)

SightLife names Josie Noah as Chief Global Officer and Jim McCorkle as Chief Operating Officer (May 2019)

SightLife Board of Directors Appoints Claire Bonilla as CEO (August 2017)

SightLife and L V Prasad Eye Institute Celebrate First Corneal Transplant Surgeries in Liberia (July 2017)

SightLife Announces Charitable Gift From Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (March 2017)

National Eye Donor Month observes 34th year celebrating the gift of sight in March 2017 (March 2017) 

SightLife board member honored with first Diane Sabin Mission Impact Award created in her name (January 2017)

Cornea Donor Ernie Eichhorn Jr. to be honored on 2017 Donate Life Rose Parade Float (December 2016)

SightLife Partners with KGMU and The Hans Foundation to open state-of-the-art eye bank and center of excellence in Uttar Pradesh, India (December 2016)

SightLife Closes Series A Financing from Flying L Partners to Eliminate Corneal Blindness Worldwide by 2040 (October 2016) 

SightLife Partners With Legacy of Life Hawaii to Provide Greater Access to Corneal Tissue (June 2016)

SightLife statement on Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office Cornea Donation Program (February 2016)

SightLife and Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank Combine to Eliminate Corneal Blindness (February 2016)

Bernardino Iliakis Honored with EBAA Heise Award (December 2015)

Cornea Donor Heidi Zimmer to be Honored on 2015 DonateLife Rose Parade Float (December 2014)

SightLife Named Finalist for 2014 Drucker Award (September 2014)

Monty Montoya is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award Winner in the Pacific Northwest (June 2014)

Monty Montoya Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist (May 2014)

SightLife Named on the Best Nonprofits to Work For by Non-Profit Times for 5th consecutive Year (April 2014)

SightLife and OSI Come Together to Fight Corneal Blindness (April 2014)

SightLife Names Four New Vice Presidents to Lead Growth in 2014 (April 2014)

Medical Examiner partners with SightLife to increase organ and tissue donations (January 2014)

SightLife Named Finalist for 2013 Drucker Award (August 2013)

SightLife Begins Preparing Tissue for DMEK and DMAEK Procedures (March 2013)

SightLife Eye Bank Laboratory Begins Processing EK Tissue in California (March 2013)

SightLife Labs Earn Perfect Scores from EBAA Accreditation Board (August 2012)

SightLife Leader Honored with Seattle Magazine Global Health Award (June 2012)

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Extends Eye Tissue Agreement with SightLife (May 2012)

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