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For the most recent news from your eye bank, check out our latest issue of Eyebeam.

2015 Winter Cruise Announced

Do you want to set sail with the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley? Visit Cape Libery, NJ, Cape Canaveral, Nassau and Coco Cay on Royal Carribean's new SUPER SHIP, "The Quantum of the Seas"


2014 Gift of Sight Charity Golf Classic

We are excited to host our 20th Annual Gift of Sight Charity Golf Tournament! Proceeds raised will directly benefit those who cannot afford a corna transplant. This year's tournament is being held Friday August 8, 2014 at the Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. 

We look forward to seeing you on the green!


2013 PID Gene S. Polgar Fellowship Brunchpid award

The Annual Fellowship Brunch will be held on November 17, 2013 at The Yardley Inn in Yardley, PA. All Fellows are invited to attend the celebration, for more information please contact the eye bank.

Click here to view photos from last year's event.

LEBDV Helps Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Recycle Eyeglasses


"It was serendipitous," says Ivy Fenton Kuhn, Nurse Practitioner at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Ophthalmology Department.

Ivy was describing her good fortune in placing a call to the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley. She wanted to hold a collection drive for discarded eyeglasses after reading a magazine article about the vision needs of children around the globe. Her colleague, Amanda Fonash, an Ambulatory Social Worker, recalls how she and Ivy discovered long ago that they had a shared interest in the same project.  After recently finding an old pair of eyeglasses at home, Amanda decided, "Now is a good time to implement our idea."

Ivy thought she was calling a Lions Club to get information on how to obtain collection boxes. Instead, she dialed LEBDV where a number of staffers are members of Lions Clubs. They thought it would be a great idea to donate collection boxes to the CHOP initiative.  Jim Quirk, President and Chief Operating Officer of LEBDV, knows the importance of eyeglass recycling.  A Lion for over a decade, Jim's Club regularly donates glasses. "After learning about their passion for the project and how it aligned with our relationship with Lionism - we were founded by Lions -- we wanted to help CHOP raise awareness as well as increase eyeglass donation." 

Ivy thoughtfully says, "Just knowing that someone will be able to see because of this project is a good feeling and an extension of what we do here at CHOP."

The CHOP eyeglass recycling initiative is in high gear and will end December 1st.

To learn more about eyeglass recycling, please visit www.njlerc.org


What do I do if I want to be a donor?

Register as eye donor in DE
Delaware residents can click here to access the on-line registry.

Register as eye donor in PA
Pennsylvania residents can click here to access the on-line registry.

Register as eye donor in NJ
New Jersey residents can click here to access the on-line registry.

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