The Eye Institute
Sponsored by Pacific Vision Foundation
Pacific Vision Foundation is the catalyst behind the new Eye Institute headquartered at 711 Van Ness Avenue near San Francisco’s Civic Center. The Eye Institute is built around the Clinical Faculty of the CPMC Ophthalmology Department, providing the highest level of patient care, medical education and community service.
The Eye Institute is Home to
- Lions Eye Foundation Clinic. Thousands of patients have had their sight restored for free, thanks to a 60-year partnership among CPMC, the Lions Eye Foundation, PVF and the Clinical Faculty of the CPMC Ophthalmology Residency Program.
- CPMC Dept of Ophthalmology Residency and Fellowship Programs. The CPMC Residency Program has a national reputation for educating leaders and distinguished clinical physicians. The Department offers fellowships in retina and research.
- Frank Stein and Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation. The Low Vision Center helps visually disabled individuals achieve maximum independence. PVF provides critical support to this unique resource.
- Eye Care Specialists. In newly refurbished offices, physicians, optometrists and technicians serve their patients and participate in the residency education program in the Lions Eye Clinic, in surgery or by hosting residents in their practices.
- Ophthalmic Diagnostic Services. A treasured resource for community eye doctors, the skilled ODS team is on the leading edge of imaging technology, offering more than 20 different diagnostic modalities thanks to partnerships with Sutter Health, the Lions Eye Foundation and PVF.
- Community Clinic Outreach. The Eye Institute is launching a program with two federally qualified health centers to bring eye care services to under-served communities.
Aravind Connection. The Eye Institute enjoys a special relationship with the Aravind Eye Care System, known for its groundbreaking business model providing high volume, high quality and affordable eye care. Ophthalmology residents may elect a rotation at Aravind, and the Department hosts visiting faculty from Aravind. Aravind’s model serves as inspiration to The Eye Institute in our mission to expand access to eye care irrespective of ability to pay.
Join us now.
The prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation first offered support for The Eye Institute concept by funding a feasibility study in 2007 which resulted in a $10 million Program Related Investment received in 2015-2016. These funds have made possible the required upgrades to transform an office building into a medical institution and to launch The Eye Institute.
We can do so much more.
Plans are being developed for collaborating with additional community clinics across the 9 Bay Area Counties and beyond, to provide access to the care to those in need. We’ll need additional facilities, resources and funding for those who lack financial means. Click here to make your tax-exempt contribution.
Your gift will help bring this exciting vision within sight.