Discovery Eye Foundation (DEF) is an organization that provides help and information to people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or keratoconus (KC), while also funding eye research to find potential treatments and cures.

On Dec. 19, 2014, the president signed the IRA charitable rollover extension into law. It is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014 and will only be in effect for the remainder of 2014.

For gift to qualify under the IRA charitable rollover rules:

  1. The donor is age 70? or older on the day of the gift.
  2. The donor can transfer up to $100,000 directly from the donor’s IRA to one or more qualified charities.
  3. The donor does not receive any goods or services in return for the rollover gift.
  4. The gift is made by Dec. 31, 2014.

About DEF ResearchIf you feel that research is the key to future treatments or cures and the only hope for eliminating eye diseases, DEF has selected sight-saving research projects that deserve your support. Including projects from around the world, your donations can help advance work in genetics and AMD or accelerated corneal crosslinking, among other projects.


About MDPIf you have AMD we have a program called the Macular Degeneration Partnership that will help you understand your eye disease, provide personalized information about what you can do about your AMD and give you the support you need to become your own best advocate and live your life to the fullest.


About the National Keratoconus FoundationIf you have KC we have the first program created for people with KC, called the National Keratoconus Foundation. This program can help you better understand your eye disease, provide you with valuable resources to help you advocate for yourself and a network of people that either have KC or are KC eye care professionals that can offer support.


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Donate by Phone?

Call 310-623-4466 to make a credit card donation. We accept AMEX, MasterCard and Visa.



Donate by Mail

Download our donation form. Pay by either a?credit card or?a check made out to Discovery Eye Foundation.

Mail your completed form and payment to:

Discovery Eye Foundation

17315 Studebaker Rd., Suite 115

Cerritos, CA 90703


If you have any questions, please contact us at 310-623-4466 or

Discovery Eye Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax #ID 95-4228653