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In Sight: Opening a New Vision of Hope

Stacey TrohaWelcome to the inaugural edition of “In Sight,” the newsletter of The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin. As we embark on this journey together, we are filled with excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to share our mission, our progress, and our vision for a future where all people experiencing low vision and corneal blindness have access to the cures they need through the gift of sight.

At the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, we do one thing: cure low vision and corneal blindness. We do this by supporting the end-of-life wishes of corneal donors, overseeing the process of cornea procurement, transforming donated corneal tissue into the gift of sight, and helping ensure that all who need it have access to curative corneal tissue transplants. We believe in the transformative power of sight, and we are committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by vision loss here in Wisconsin and around the world.

Every day, thousands of Wisconsin residents face the challenges of low vision or corneal blindness, which impacts their ability to see the world around them and hinders their quality of life. But thanks to the generosity of cornea donors and the dedication of our team, we are able to offer hope and healing through the gift of sight.

Through the selfless act of cornea donation, individuals have the power to make a profound impact on the lives of others. By donating their corneas after death, they provide the precious gift of sight to those in need, offering them the opportunity to see the beauty of the world once again.

But our work doesn’t stop there. Through compassionate procurement processes, advanced technological innovations, and skilled surgical procedures, we ensure that every donated cornea is transformed into a gift that can restore vision, advance research, and expand education in the field of donation and transplantation.

We’re committed to corneal donors, their families, and transplant recipients here in Wisconsin. Thanks to the profound generosity of Wisconsinites, we’re also able to share the gift of sight throughout the United States and in more than 40 countries around the world.

Through strategic partnerships and collaborations, and thanks to the generous financial support of people like you, The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin is part of the cure for low vision and corneal blindness. But we cannot do it alone. We need your support to continue our mission, expand our reach, and make a difference in the lives of those affected by vision loss and blindness.

If you are already a supporter of our work, we thank you! We invite you to join us if you have not yet made a gift. Be part of the cure. Make a gift today or sign up to be a volunteer.

There are many other ways to get involved and be part of the cure, from volunteering your time and expertise to sharing your personal connection to corneal donation and transplantation. “In Sight” is a great way to stay connected, learn more, and see the impact your support makes every day. The work we do together today means someone will see tomorrow in a whole new light.

We invite you to join us on this journey, to learn more about our work, and to become a part of our community of hope, healing, and inspiration. Together, we can open a new vision of hope for individuals and families affected by vision loss, both near and far.

Thank you for your support, and welcome to “In Sight.”


Stacey Troha
Chief Executive Officer
The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin