The Theme of 2022 Eye Donation Month is: A New View!
Our theme celebrates the new perspective on life that corneal transplant recipients experience after having their sight restored, and the change in viewpoint donor families express when the pain of a loved one’s death is at least partially mitigated by the opportunity to share the gift of sight with someone in need of a transplant.
The purpose of Eye Donation Month is to:
- Raise Awareness about cornea donation and transplantation
- Honor the gift of sight given by selfless donors and their families
- Celebrate cornea transplant recipients living their fullest lives thanks to the generosity of donors
- Educate about eye donation and encourage individuals to register as donors
A New View: Alexis’ Story
Alexis received an emergency cornea transplant after contracting an infection while on vacation. With her sight restored, she has a grateful new view on life and a deepened appreciation for exploring her passions.
This is her story.
Other New Views…
Take a look at these videos telling different stories about the impact of the gift of sight:
Though Their Eyes: Robby’s Story
At 19 years old, Robby blinded in one eye following an unprovoked shooting. Over the years he’s had several procedures to save his sight, including cornea transplants. With his sight restored, Robby takes in the beauty of nature. Through the calm he sees in nature and thanks to his donors, he has a new view of forgiveness.
Share Your View: The Gift of Sight
To showcase the theme of “A New View,” we asked members of the eye donation community (eye bankers, cornea recipients, corneal surgeons, donor families, and champions of eye donation) to submit images that make them grateful for the gift of sight. Here are their views.
Materials and Resources
EBAA has developed a wide variety of materials and resources that can be customized and used during the month-long observance in November. To view and download the resources, access the Dropbox link in the button below.
You have the power to give someone the gift of sight; please register as an eye, organ, and tissue donor today!
For questions or more information about Eye Donation Month, contact the EBAA Office.