Creating a World of Vision

With over 250 years of combined eye banking experience, the personnel of the San Diego Eye Bank (SDEB®) work tirelessly to provide the Gift of Sight for so many in need of sight restoration. The San Diego Eye Bank is the worldwide leader in the eye banking profession for over half a century for a very specific reasonits passionate, dedicated and highly responsive team providing exceptional 24/7 customer service.

The San Diego Eye Bank and its Board of Directors are committed to ensuring that SDEB continues to advance the eye banking and ophthalmology professions.

How We’re Helping

The Gift of Sight

Imagine a world where you could not see a rainbow, a child smile,  or a sunrise or sunset. For those suffering from corneal blindness, this is their reality.

Donor Family Resources

Donor families can turn tragedy into healing and hope. Our donors and their families make it possible for San Diego Eye Bank to fulfill our mission: The Gift of Sight.

Support Us

Help us make a difference! Your contributions support the San Diego Eye Bank and individuals all around the world dedicated to the restoration of sight.




Committed to best patient outcomes

As the largest eye bank in California, we are committed to the restoration and preservation of sight. Through our Gift of Sight program, we have helped restore sight to over 100,000 recipients. We provide a full range of tissue distribution services along with support for medical missions and research advancements. Additionally, we sponsor continuing education programs, wet labs, and training courses for physicians, ophthalmic technicians, and healthcare professionals.

The Board of Directors of the San Diego Eye Bank is comprised entirely of ophthalmologists from our community. They help ensure that SDEB continues to meet the needs of surgeons and their patients concerning the changing and emerging technologies in eye banking and the field of ophthalmology.

Since 1959, SDEB has remained an institution for the ophthalmic community in San Diego, across the nation, and around the globe.