Improving the Lives of Others

Imagine living in a world without sight or sound, a world where you cannot see your first grandchild, or hear your family members sing you happy birthday. Every day, people with conditions like these must go about their lives, in the wake of such debilitation. These life-changing conditions push our researchers at The Eye & Ear Foundation, home to the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, to making strides everyday to improve the quality of life of those affected by diseases and disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.

At The Eye & Ear Foundation, we are consistently astonished with the stories of some patients, by the determined confidence shown by someone who lost their vision, or the defiant optimism of a sufferer of nasal cancer. Through the advancement of the research and education efforts of The Eye and Ear Institute, we have helped develop some world-class care and cutting edge research – from the revolutionary Glaucoma therapies, to potential treatment for tinnitus, the development of eye transplant techniques, and the expansion of minimally invasive Robotic Surgery– new science and new solutions are found every day.

If you would like to receive our free Sight + Sound newsletter describing our research, simply use the sign up box to the right. Through this website, you are invited learn more about The Eye & Ear Foundation, our research, and donor success stories. Also, look us up on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, which, periodically, will be updated with new information, videos, and news stories. And don’t forget to share your stories with us with the link to the left.

A very special way to contribute to our mission is through donations (click the "Make a Difference" tab), pledges, and planned gifts, such as a gift annuity or bequest. All donors who contribute to us through a planned gift automatically become part of our special Science and Solutions Society – a small group of donors that receive special recognition in our Sight + Sound newsletter, as well as other benefits throughout the year.

The Eye & Ear Foundation is dedicated to our mission of providing support for research into new treatments or cures for vision, hearing, balance, voice, or other disorders our doctors treat at the Eye and Ear Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Please do not hesitate to call us, (412) 864 - 1300, should you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Eye & Ear Foundation in this very special way.