Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (LEBDV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Dorn, CEBT, as the Eye Bank’s new Technical Director. Greg will succeed Robert Lytle, who is retiring after an incredible 31-year career with LEBDV.

Greg is a highly qualified longtime member of the LEBDV team with more than 16 years of eye banking experience. He started working at LEBDV in 2006 as a Certified Eye Bank Technician. In this role, which he held until June 2017, Greg acted as Medical Director Designee, Lead Technical Trainer, and principal investigator in the Cornea Preservation Time Study (CPTS) clinical trial. In June 2017, Greg was named Technical Manager. In this position, Greg was instrumental in facilitating graft tissue donations for the first cornea transplants performed in Rwanda and Burundi.

In addition to his experience as Technical Manager, Greg is highly proficient in Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) tissue processing, and he is trained in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) tissue processing.

Please join us in welcoming Greg as Technical Director and supporting our mission to restore sight through cornea transplantation in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Join us for the 25th Annual Gift of Sight Charity Golf Classic!

Proceeds from this event directly benefit community members who cannot afford a cornea transplant. With your gift, we will continue to provide hope and quality care for those in need.

Join us with your foursome for this fun-filled day of fellowship, golfing and a chance to take home some great prizes from our silent and raffle auctions. Invite non-golfers to join you for dinner! Click here for information and to sign up!

Click here for information and to sign up!

For more than 60 years, Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (LEBDV) has been committed to ensuring everyone can enjoy the best eyesight possible, regardless of their ability to pay. Founded by Lions Clubs, and inspired by Helen Keller’s appeal to embrace sight restoration, LEBDV has coordinated more than 45,000 cornea transplant surgeries since its founding in 1957.

Growing numbers of men, women, and children cannot afford the expenses associated with corneal transplantation. LEBDV’s medical partners—regional hospital-based facilities and top-ranked ophthalmologists—turn to us to help their patients who need their sight restored. Over the last three years, LEBDV has provided 207 gratis corneas to our medical partners who have patients in financial need. Along with financial donations from you, this helps to ensure that sight becomes a reality for people in our community.

Assistance requests continue to increase each year, so it is crucial that we replenish these funds. Please consider making a gift to Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, a 501(c)(3) charity. There are numerous ways to give, and every gift—regardless of size—will help change the life of someone who would otherwise live in darkness. With your help, LEBDV can continue to give the Gift of Sight to families in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Please join us in the fight for sight. Donate today to help someone see tomorrow. To make a donation, please visit our Give Now page where you can learn about the many ways you can support Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley.

Jim Quirk
President & Chief Executive Officer

During the month of November, Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (LEBDV) raised awareness about the life-changing opportunities that are created through eye donation in recognition of national Eye Donation Month.

This year’s national campaign was especially meaningful for LEBDV because one of the eye bank’s grateful recipients— Cameron Whittle —was selected as the face of Eye Donation Month.

At just three years old, Cameron began experiencing visual difficulties including photosensitivity, eye irritation, draining and swelling. At age 13, Cameron was diagnosed with keratoconus and, over time, the disease led to vision loss and corneal tissue scarring. Luckily, in June 2014, after completing his freshman year at Goldey-Beacom, Cameron had a successful corneal transplant surgery and regained vision in his left eye. Cameron believes in paying it forward and honors his cornea donor by volunteering at Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley.

During Eye Donation Month, Lions Eye Bank promoted cornea donation and transplantation awareness; encouraged individuals to register as eye, organ and tissue donors; honored donors and their families; and celebrated cornea recipients.

To learn how you can become a donor, please click here. Transplant recipients, like Cameron, are also encouraged to share their story.

View the video on YouTube here.

In Spring 2019, Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley unveiled a new website designed to reflect the Eye Bank’s current branding material and improve the user experience. The site—lebdv.org—is the Delaware Valley’s source for information on the medical technology that is changing lives, the inspiring stories of people who make such change possible and the expression of thanks from grateful benefactors. Interested in learning more? Join the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley community by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (LEBDV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Dorn, CEBT, as the Eye Bank’s new Technical Director. Greg will succeed Robert Lytle, who is retiring after an incredible 31-year career with LEBDV.

Greg is a highly qualified longtime member of the LEBDV team with more than 16 years of eye banking experience. He started working at LEBDV in 2006 as a Certified Eye Bank Technician. In this role, which he held until June 2017, Greg acted as Medical Director Designee, Lead Technical Trainer, and principal investigator in the Cornea Preservation Time Study (CPTS) clinical trial. In June 2017, Greg was named Technical Manager. In this position, Greg was instrumental in facilitating graft tissue donations for the first cornea transplants performed in Rwanda and Burundi.

In addition to his experience as Technical Manager, Greg is highly proficient in Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) tissue processing, and he is trained in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) tissue processing.

Please join us in welcoming Greg as Technical Director and supporting our mission to restore sight through cornea transplantation in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Join us for the 25th Annual Gift of Sight Charity Golf Classic!

Proceeds from this event directly benefit community members who cannot afford a cornea transplant. With your gift, we will continue to provide hope and quality care for those in need.

Join us with your foursome for this fun-filled day of fellowship, golfing and a chance to take home some great prizes from our silent and raffle auctions. Invite non-golfers to join you for dinner! Click here for information and to sign up!

Click here for information and to sign up!

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