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Thank you to everyone who attended our Clippers night and if you didn’t attend you missed out on a Clippers Grand slam and a game that went down to the wire. The Event was also a Grand Slam for the Eye Bank with so much Lions and Community Support! Hope to see you all again next year!

How is your game?Monday, October 9th...Swing for Sight Golf Outing at the wonderful Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville. 

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Richard G. Lembach, M.D., Eye Banking Education, Research
& Development Fund

Donor eyes help glaucoma patients. The Lions Eye Bank has added to the many ways in which donated eyes can help improve the lives of others. We are now preparing a new type of graft that promotes healing after glaucoma filtering surgeries. These grafts provide a medically preferable approach to “patching” the area from which excess fluid is surgically drained.

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Help us achieve our vision:

The Eye Bank relies on community support to help us fund our vision restoration initiatives. Contact us to learn how you can help give the Gift of Sight today.

Reminder: Have you scheduled your Annual Eye Bank Education?

To schedule continuing education programming, request independent studies, or order Eye Donor Maintenance Kits, Click Here

To the Health Care Professional:

Thanks to the involvement and commitment of health care professionals, we are able to offer vision-impaired patients a second chance at sight.  We understand that your relationships with the patients and families in your health facility are meaningful.  Your efforts have a significant impact on their lives and emotions, and we respect and appreciate all that you do to support them.

Health Care Professional/Staff Education

Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank provides educational opportunities to hospital and health care professional staff year-round, conducted by Hospital Education Coordinator Cristina DeLaSerda (  Cristina presents continuing education classes designed to train Designated Requestors and to introduce all staff to eye donation concepts and practices.  Employing a variety of educational approaches, including role-playing, videos, PowerPoint presentations, unit visits and staff meeting attendance, Cristina will work with each hospital liaison to develop an Eye Donor Program educational opportunity that best fits the hospital's needs.  She also works with hospice and long-term care facility staff to ensure that professionals are appropriately trained and supported for interacting with individuals interested in eye donation and the families of potential eye donors.

Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank believes in providing opportunities for individuals and families to make informed decisions regarding eye donation. Please access the Donating Your Eyes and Common Questions tabs here or on the left of this page for an overview of the information that should be shared with those who are considering eye donation.

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Our Mission:

To restore, improve, and preserve vision by connecting eye donors and transplant recipients, educating physicians, and enhancing eye research through quality eye banking services. 

Our Vision:

To open greater opportunities for sight restoration 

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Links & Documents:

The Eye Center of Columbus

Eye Bank 990

FDA Registration

Canada License

California License

Maryland License

EBAA Accreditation

BMV Donor Registry

Lion's Club International

Eye Banks Association of America

The Visionary Spring 2017 Newsletter

Hospital Education