Eye Donation Month is held each November to help bring awareness to the importance of eye donation. All month long, Miracles in Sight, (with the help of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)) will help generate awareness about the need for eye donation, common misconceptions about the process, and life-changing opportunities that are created when recipients regain their sight through corneal transplants. This year, the theme is “The Power of You” – acknowledging the community of people involved in the journey to restore sight, and the power each person has to make a difference.
Each year, millions of lives are transformed through corneal donation and transplantation. In 2019, 85,441 corneas were provided for transplant with a more than 95 percent success rate, providing $6 billion in lifetime economic benefit for the recipients. During the 2018 fiscal year, Miracles in Sight provided corneal tissues to 3,335 transplant recipients throughout the world, thanks to selfless gifts from eye donors and their families.