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Erie Eye Bank is also known as Lions Eye Bank of NW PA – The Lion’s Clubs have supported sight preservation and restoration since 1917.

The Erie Eye Bank helps to cure blindness by providing donor eye tissue for sight-saving cornea transplants, medical education and research.

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Our Mission

The Lions Eye Bank of NW PA has been providing our sight saving mission since 1959.

Our mission is to provide sight saving corneal tissue for patients facing blindness locally, across the US and internationally. Corneas can also be preserved for emergency use, or can be used for research and teaching.

Local corneal donations are facilitated through the Lions Eye Bank of NW PA in coordination with our area Organ Procurement Organization – CORE. We enable those designated as organ donors as well as families wishing to donate on behalf of their loved ones to assist us in our sight saving mission.

Additionally we educate the community through our eye safety and organ donation age appropriate programs.

Company Overview

We are an incorporated non-profit business governed by a Board of Directors. The daily operations are run by our staff which include the Executive Director, Technical Director, Eye Bank Technicians and our Executive Assistant.

Erie Eye Bank

Pround Member of:

Lions International

Lions International

Eye Bank Association of America

Eye Bank Association of America

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Your opinions are important to us. Whether it is a simple question or a valuable suggestion, we are here 24/7. You can call us by phone or email us directly.


Office - 814-866-3545


5105 Richmond St.
Erie, PA 16509

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