Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank
Established in 1957, the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank is the state's only dedicated tissue recovery organization with the sole purpose of recovering corneal tissue and restoring sight through transplantation. Since the establishment of the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank, over 24,000 corneas have been donated resulting in approximately 20,000 successful corneal transplant surgeries. Corneas that are not suitable for transplant are used for additional eye procedures and for ocular research. Eye Bank Technicians are certified by the EBAA and attend educational sessions at national EBAA conventions annually, as well as complete Continuing Education on a yearly basis. The Eye Bank, itself, is inspected and recertified every three years by EBAA. Oklahoma Lions have been instrumental in the restoration of eye sight since their inception. With the support of all Oklahoma Lions many residents have received the gift of sight!