The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation (CEIF)

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Address: 1945 CEI Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Phone: 513-878-2300
Toll Free: 1-866-466-2343

Mission & Purpose

The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation’s (CEIF) mission is to preserve and improve sight in our community. CEIF provides access to eye care services for underserved populations, advances the education of eye care professionals, educates the public about vision-related issues, and funds research.


The Foundation Vision Clinics: Free eye care services to adults (age 18+) who qualify. Please see full description listed under “The Foundation Vision Clinics.”

Community Lectures & Eye Screenings: The Dr. Richard S. Kerstine Vision Outreach Program provides free eye screenings and free educational lectures at various locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, including senior centers, community centers, nonprofit agencies, and retirement communities. Centers or agencies interested in hosting a lecture and/or screening may call CEIF for more information.


CEIF primarily serves adults.  Adults must meet certain income and other eligibility requirements. Please see the separate listing for the “The Foundation Vision Clinics” for more details.

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