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Contact Us

The Lions Medical Eye Bank is a non-profit eye tissue processing office. In accordance with local and federal lay, we do not provide healthcare to patients.

If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911 or your local emergency number.

Lions Medical Eye Bank
and Research Center of
Eastern Virginia

600 Gresham Drive

Norfolk, VA 23507

Phone: 757-388-2020

Toll Free: 800-453-6059

Fax: 757-388-3744

Donor Coordinator/ After Hours:


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Looking for the Lions Center for Sight?

As a tissue donation processing office, the law requires that we be a completely separate organization which does not provide healthcare services to living patients.

If you are looking for medical history or information on a current patient, please contact the staff at the Lions Sight Center.

EVMS Sentara Lions Sight Center

600 Gresham Dr.

Norfolk, VA 23507

Phone: 757-388-2100

Emergency Line: 757-628-5100

Fax: 757-756-5131

Looking for the Lions Club Assistance?

Your local Lions Club can provide some financial assistance for certain expenses related to eye exams and glasses. 

Financial assistance from Lions Clubs is a separate entity from the Lions Medical Eye Bank.

For information on Lions Club assistance, you must speak to a Lions Club member.

Find Your Local Lions Club

Use this link to the Lions International Website to find contact information for your local Lions Club who can help you coordinate Lions Club Financial Assistance.

Please keep in mind that all Lions Club members are volunteers.

Your local Lions Clubs also accept donations of used eye glasses to help those in need.

There is a collection box for used eyeglasses at the offices of the Lions Center for Sight in Norfolk General Hospital.

Parking & Directions Within the Hospital

Our offices are located in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, on the 2nd Floor in the Kaufman Zone. 

All visitors must check in with Sentara staff at the entrance to the hospital, and also register on the LMEB Visitor's Log once they enter our offices.



Visitor parking is available on campus in the CHKD visitor parking garage - just across the green space from the main entrance. Alternately, there is valet parking available at the Heart Entrance. 


Within the hospital:

From the Main (Kaufman) Entrance:

Take the Kaufman elevators to the 2nd floor. Turn left towards the Norfolk Zone. Our glass front door is on your right, just before you enter the Norfolk Zone.

From the Heart Entrance:

Take the River Elevators to the 2nd floor. Turn left towards the imaging center, then take your next left towards the Kaufman and Norfolk zones. Our glass door is at the end of the short hallway. 

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