Grand Rapids Ophthalmologist Receives Michigan Eye-Bank’s Shared Vision Award

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan Eye-Bank is pleased to announce that Grand Rapids ophthalmologist David D. Verdier, M.D., has received a Shared Vision Award.

This award, created in 2009, recognizes individuals, groups and organizations that have shown extraordinary support of the Eye-Bank’s mission to restore sight through corneal transplantation, research and education.

Dr. Verdier, who co-owns the Verdier Eye Center with Dr. Karl Siebert, is a valued partner of the Michigan Eye-Bank, and has transplanted tissue provided by the organization for more than 25 years. A resident of the Grand Rapids area since 1984, Dr. Verdier is an active member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and a clinical professor of surgery at Michigan State University. He performed more than 125 cornea transplants in 2013.

“Dr. Verdier is considered one of the best cornea surgeons in the state of Michigan,” said Holly DeMasi, professional relations liaison at the Michigan Eye-Bank.  “Over the years, we’ve received more than a few letters at the Eye-Bank from grateful recipients who are eager to share their transplant stories, thank the cornea donor families and also acknowledge what an excellent experience they have had with the whole process because of him.”

The Michigan Eye-Bank is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight. It recovers, evaluates and distributes human eye tissue for transplantation. It also supports research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions, promotes donation awareness through public and professional education and provides humanitarian aid to people in need of corneal transplantation throughout the world. For more information, visit the Michigan Eye-Bank online at or call (800) 247-7250.

Dr. Verdier Vision Award