The North Carolina Eye Bank Mission

The mission of The North Carolina Eye Bank is to recover, process and distribute ocular tissue for the restoration of sight through corneal transplantation and related medical therapy and research.

To accomplish our mission, we are committed to:

  • Educating the public and medical communities about the need for eye and tissue donors
  • Ensuring that the wishes of donors and donor families are carried out to the greatest extent possible
  • Maintaining procedures to maximize quality of tissue distributed
  • Working cooperatively with ophthalmologists and other professional clients to ensure optimal results for the recipient



Volunteers delivered corneas in the early days.