What is an Eye Bank?

An eye bank is a non-profit organization that obtains, medically evaluates and distributes eye tissue donated by caring individuals for use in corneal transplantation, research, and education. U.S. eye banks provide tissue for an average of over 70,000 corneal transplants a year.

Who We Are

The Kansas Eye Bank & Cornea Research Center is the only Kansas-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to giving one of the greatest gits one can give: restoration of eyesight. We are FDA registered and an accredited member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA).

Our organization was started in 1986, and operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  Nearly all staff are professionally licensed, registered, or certified.  Kansas Eye Bank operates independently with partnership relations with many of the major medical centers across Kansas.  Our primary purpose is to provide eye bank services, research, and public education to achieve our mission.  Kansas Eye Bank serves the Wichita area, as well as most of the surrounding communities in Kansas.

With increasingly rigorous standards of the FDA and EBAA, and striving for a mission of increased community outreach and education to promote tissue donation, we need financial assistance from the community to achieve our outcomes.  The Kansas Eye Bank needs the support of those who share the goal of saving and giving sight.  We thank our partners for providing such support!


Visit our Careers Page to learn more about potential opportunities to work for the Kansas Eye Bank.