Who We Are

Everyone deserves the gift of sight. As the Foundation for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR), we are advocates for the 45 million blind and visually impaired people all over the world, working to raise funds to support sight-related outreach, education, treatment and research.

We are a not-for-profit organization grounded in the belief that everyone deserves the gift of sight. LEITR is backed by 46 years of service in the community. Our commitment to set new standards for ocular endeavors coupled with your support will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired.

With your help, we donate ocular tissue annually to improve vision and quality of life for those we serve on a global scale. We also embrace opportunities to invest in and educate our community. Our mission will be realized when everyone–those affected by eye disease, as well as those with healthy vision–fully appreciates and values the gift of sight.


How You Can Help

You can be a part of a team that gives the gift of sight by providing ocular tissue to individuals who cannot afford sight-saving surgery. Your generosity will ensure that together, we accomplish our mission and continue to fulfill Helen Keller’s challenge to be “Knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness.”


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