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Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to restoring sight through the recovery and transplantation of corneal tissue. LEBW provides 100% of Wisconsin’s corneal surgery needs for corneal transplant surgeons throughout the state; no cornea leaves the state until every Wisconsin patient’s needs are accounted for.

Every step of the donation process committed through LEBW is 100 percent non-for-profit, from recovery to transplant. The altruistic spirit of the gift of donation is protected and handled with the utmost respect.

Through LEBW’s cooperative relationships with other non-profit eye banks, Wisconsin residents also support not only regional domestic efforts, but also international initiatives as well. Global blindness is something that is important to all of us.

LEBW is one of the highest performing eye banks in the nation, something Wisconsinites can take pride in. We take your donation of corneas and other ocular tissue very seriously, and strive to ensure placement for transplant, focusing first in Wisconsin. Wisconsin patients are our top priority.

Our ultimate goal is to improve people’s quality of life through the Gift of Sight.

Mission / Vision

LEBW is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and team of professionals and volunteers, dedicated to the mission of restoring the gift of sight through recovery and transplantation of corneas, research to advance the knowledge and treatment of eye diseases, and education to increase donations.


In 1925, Lions Clubs International featured Helen Keller as the guest speaker. Through her interpreter, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to constitute themselves as “Knights of the Blind” in a crusade against blindness.

Our Team

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsins' talented and experienced leadership team is passionate about restoring sight and supporting our donor families, recipients, and professional partners' needs.


LEBW offers a fun, positive, and supportive team environment that includes excellent benefits and an overall appreciation for the work that you do.