The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation


Established 2006

Mission Our mission is to support programs designed to promote and maintain a lifetime of good vision.


Serving Our Community The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation accomplishes its mission through three initiatives:

Community Outreach

  • The Dr. Kerstine Vision Outreach Program, which provides screenings and lectures on Eye Health and the Aging Eye to senior centers, churches, community centers, etc. It has screened and lectured almost 21,000 patients since forming in 2009.
  • CEIF Free Vision Clinics began in 2008 in the basement of Roselawn Lutheran Church. By 2015, the Roselawn Vision Clinic had seen more than 4,600 patients without eye insurance and with income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Today there are four vision clinics located in neighborhoods of high poverty and unemployment. These clinics provide comprehensive, dilated eye exams by volunteer ophthalmologists and will see approximately 2,000 patients annually.


  • CEIF provides accredited Continuing Education Credit programs for Doctors of Optometry in the region and CEU scholarships for regional ophthalmic and optometric technicians.
  • CEIF provides significant financial support to UC ophthalmology residents and the College of Medicine’s annual Ophthalmology Research Symposium.


  • CEIF provides limited incubation grants to researchers seeking cures and treatments for inherited eye disease. Studies include live, limbal stem cell implants and genetic studies at Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC.


Dan Geeding, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board
James J. Augsburger, M.D.
Thomas Cody
John Dovich, C.L.U., Ch.F.C.
Mona Kerstine
Don Klekamp, Esq.
Melanie Prevost, CPA
Brad Ruther
George H. Sehi, Ph.D.
Patrick Ward, President & CEO

Other Ways to Help

  • CEIF Golf Outing, May 2017,
    Blue Ash Golf Course
  • A Feast for the Eyes Gala, November 2017, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation
1945 CEI Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 569-3725




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