The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank (RMLEB) was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization on August 11, 1982, by a group of concerned civic leaders who believed the Colorado community needed to serve children and adults whose blindness can be cured through transplantation and that we must do something to help them become active members of society. For the last 40 years, it has been the mission of RMLEB to help another overcome blindness through transplantation and research.
RMLEB is also very proud to increase eye, organ and tissue donation awareness, engage in advocacy and secure and provide resources for anyone to "Share the Circle of Light" through eye donation. The eye bank has carried out this wish of over 61,000 eye donors in Colorado and Wyoming by facilitating more than 58,000 sight-restorative transplants locally, throughout the U.S. and the world. Another 15,000 tissues have been used in valuable medical research to overcome blindness.