Join Our Mission…

to eradicate the debilitating effects of vision loss and blindness

The loss of vision is frightening for the individual, costly to society, and to this day, virtually impossible to prevent or reverse once disease has laid claim to a person’s sight.

For over 150 years, the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences – originally the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary – has improved the ophthalmologic care and quality of life for individuals who are visually impaired and blind.

Your gift to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences will help save someone’s sight today in our clinics or tomorrow when the discoveries in our research laboratories are applied to patient care.

Join our Mission

By giving to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary…
you can help us:

highly specialized care to those who are losing or have lost their vision.

Identify what causes blinding eye diseases – the first step to finding a cure.

Develop novel diagnostic tools, clinical interventions, and applications of emerging technologies to treat eye diseases.

Ensure that the next generation of clinicians and scientists are equipped with superb ophthalmologic knowledge and are inspired to provide the best possible care to their patients.


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