UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute The Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute
by name
Afshari, Natalie A. Baxter, Sally L. Borooah, Shyamanga Brown, Stuart I. Camp, Andrew Do, Jiun Ferreyra, Henry A. Freeman, William R. Goldbaum, Michael H. Granet, David B. Haw, Weldon W. Heichel, Chris W. Hennein, Lauren Huang, Alex A. Huang, Lingling Kikkawa, Don O. Kline, Lanning Korn, Bobby S. Lee, Jeffrey E. Liu, Catherine Y. Moghimi, Sasan Movaghar, Mansoor Nguyen, Thao P. Nudleman, Eric Puig-Llano, Manuel Robbins, Shira L. Rudell, Jolene Savino, Peter J. Scott, Nathan L. Spencer, Doran B. Toomey, Christopher B. Vasile, Cristiana Weinreb, Robert N. Welsbie, Derek S.
by specialty
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cornea & Cataracts Dry Eye Clinic Glaucoma Neuro-Ophthalmology Ocular Oncology Ophthalmic Genetics Ophthalmic Pathology Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Ophthalmology Informatics and Data Science Optometry & Low Vision Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders Refractive Surgery / LASIK Retina & Vitreous Thyroid Eye Clinic Uveitis
by condition
AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Cataracts Corneal Conditions Cosmetic Surgery Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Cancer Eye Movement Disorders Glaucoma Hereditary (Genetic) Disorders Low Vision Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pediatric Conditions Refractive Errors Retinal Diseases Strabismus (Strabimus) Thyroid Eye Disease Uveitis
How To Give

How to Give

Every donation makes an impact on our patients, faculty and staff, as well as the field of Ophthalmology. We cherish the partnership that we have developed with those generous members of the community who invest in us. There are also naming opportunities for gifts including: endowed chairs, laboratories, specialized ophthalmic clinics and research initiatives.

Outright Gifts – Immediate Impact

Outright gifts of all sizes made with cash, credit card, savings bonds, marketable securities or property provide immediate impact to our faculty and facility.

Annual Gifts - Circle of Sight

Founded in 1996, the Circle of Sight is the Shiley Eye Institute’s recognition program that acknowledges donors who make annual gifts of $250 or more to support the greatest needs of the Department. Several times a year, the Shiley Eye Institute’s Circle of Sight members are invited to attend Vision Research Lectures and receptions where members get to personally know our faculty. The members are also ambassadors for the Shiley Eye Institute within the San Diego community. The Circle of Sight group is the backbone of many of our successful initiatives.

Planned Gifts - Your Vision for Tomorrow

Please consider a charitable bequest in your will which benefits the future and directly supports the Department of Ophthalmology while saving your family estate tax dollars. We would be pleased to provide you, your attorney and your accountant or tax advisor, with specific bequest language for inclusion in your will or trust.

Tribute Gifts – Acknowledge Someone Special

Contributions can be made in memory, honor or celebration of a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion. Gifts can be made to honor a special physician, for example, who has played a significant role in your eye health. Such a gift creates a legacy and memorializes the person by providing direct support to the Department.

Matching Gifts – Double or Triple your Gift

Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees meaning that your donations are worth even more. All you need is a Matching Gift Form from your employer.

Endowments – Gifts in Perpetuity

A gift of endowment demonstrates your long-term commitment to the Department of Ophthalmology since the fund is maintained in perpetuity. Your gift can support programs, lectures, awards, fellowships and Chairs. An endowment serves as an enduring legacy since it often bears the name of a donor or loved one.

We would welcome the opportunity to have a confidential conversation with you, so we clearly understand how you want your gift to be used.

For further information, please contact:
Karen Anisko Ryan
Phone: 858-534-8017


Thank you for supporting Shiley Eye Institute. Below are online giving opportunities available for your dontation.

Online Giving

To make a donation to the Shiley Eye Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology, please use the link below.

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Mail Donations

To make a donation by mail, please send your check with an accompanying letter to:

UCSD Shiley Eye Institute
Attention: Karen Anisko Ryan
9415 Campus Point Drive, MC 0946
La Jolla, CA 92093-0946

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UC San Diego Health Talks: Ophthalmology – Our Vision

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