Support Innovation in Ophthalmology

Philanthropic support plays a critical role in the work of the Eye Institute. Gifts from private individuals and foundations allow our faculty to pursue their best ideas – ideas that help us to advance our understanding of the eye, explore treatments that can slow vision loss or restore vision, and help our patients receive state-of-the-art vision care.

For more information about how your gift can make an impact please follow the links below. Or contact Abbey Norris, director for philanthropy, at 206.221.8274 or  

Our Funds

  • Eye Institute Gifts Fund

    Developing new treatments that will restore vision and improve the quality of life for patients here and around the world.

  • Ophthalmology Stem Cell Research Fund

    It has been shown that stem cells can be turned into functioning retina cells. Some day, it may be possible to treat blindness using this technology

  • Cornea and Prosthetic Research Fund

    Developing an improved simple-to-use artificial cornea made out of a new synthetic material to be used in developing countries or in patients who otherwise may not tolerate the traditional corneal transplant.

  • Ophthalmology Resident Fund

    Supporting the clinical education and research of our future eye physicians

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