Make A Gift

You make a difference

image of a gift boxThe Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida is committed to providing top-quality patient care, cutting-edge research and outstanding educational and programs. It is through the generous support of individuals like you that we are able to offer the most current and state-of-the-art treatment to our patients and continue to push the boundaries of our research, while attracting the best and brightest ophthalmology residents and fellows.

There are several ways in which you can make a lasting impression and create a legacy of giving to those whose lives could be changed forever:

Finding cures for eye diseases

Researchers and clinicians in the Department of Ophthalmology at UF are engaged in cutting-edge research that strives to prevent and treat blinding eye conditions. Please review our website for more details about our research activities.

Patient Care

UF Ophthalmology physicians treat patients with a wide variety of ocular conditions from comprehensive eye examinations to complex ocular conditions. We are a referral site for a large geographic area. Providing world class eye care requires constantly upgrading our equipment to diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of eye disease. Your support allows us to optimally care for patients that need our help.


Our resident and fellow training programs attract physicians from the best medical schools, and graduates world class eye doctors that help people all over the country. Your support of educational funds and endowments allows us to provide them with the tools and equipment that are necessary for an exceptional training program. The different UF funds that are associated with the Department of Ophthalmology are listed below. You can also make a tremendous difference to future generations of trainees and patients by establishing a named fund with perpetual support. Please contact us so that we can help you make the decision that best suits your interests:

For giving opportunities, contact Erin Bauer, executive director of advancement, at