Lions Eye Bank at Rochester, a satellite office              of the Sight Society of Northeastern, NY, Inc.          (also known as Lions Eye Bank at Albany),      facilitates the recovery of eyes and corneas                for transplant, research and medical education.

Lions Clubs help increase enrollments in state's registry 

   The following Lions Clubs are participating in a donor drive - SIGN UP FOR SIGHT -  to increase enrollments in our state's eye, organ and tissue donor registry.  

Alfred Lions Club
Apalachin Lions Club
Fairport Lions Club

Irondequoit Lions Club
Kendall Lions Club
Lansing Lions Club
Ovid-Willard Lions Club
Rochester Downtown Host Lions Club
Rushville Lions Club
Watkins Glen-Montour Falls Lions Club

Webster Lions Club
Weedsport Lions Club


Attention Teachers

Our school program, A Decision You Can Make, introduces students to the field of donation and transplantation in a sensitive, informative and engaging manner.


It provides students with correct information so that they, along with their families, can make educated choices about donation - one that is right for them.


To learn more about our program or to schedule a presentation, contact:
Karen Guarino at 585-272-7890 or        

"The program really provoked the students - in a positive way. I've had numerous comments and questions since the program."
                               High School Teacher

"I enjoyed what she said.  It even makes me more inspired to become a doctor."



The essence of donation is found

in these stories of hope, gratitude,

possibilities and new beginnings.


Hear how the Gift of Sight has helped these corneal transplant recipients.

Wondering about religious beliefs surrounding donation? 
Watch this faith-based video,

To Give is Divine, as representatives from various faiths candidly share their views.  

current happenings

Eye Glass Collectin Contest Yields 3rd largest collection despite COVID-19 shut down

An eye glass collection program and contest run by the University Facilities and Services - Support Operations department of the University of Rochester collected 892 pairs of glasses this year during the month of March.  Despite COVID-19 making this year's contest a challenge, the end result was the third largest collection to take place in the six years of the program.  

Congratulations to Social Work and Patient & Family Services winning the most "eye-catching" collection box and to Patient Financial Services for collecting the most glasses - a total of 75 were collected before the shut-down.  

A shout out to UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Red Creek, the Department of History, Flaum Eye Institute and the Finance Department for their participation in collecting glasses.

A special thanks to Amy Kadrie, Sustainability Coordinator for coordinating the program and contest.  The Eye Bank supports the contest by securing judges from local Lions Clubs and eye bank staff to select the most "eye-catching" collection box.  The glasses will be sent to an official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center for processing.

Lions Eye Bank at Rochester . 155 Corporate Woods . Suite 150 . Rochester . NY . 14623   |  P:  585.272.7890  F: 585.272.7897