The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey has announced that renowned ophthalmologist David Shu-Chih Chu, M.D., will be honored as a “Man of Vision” on Nov. 6, when the organization hosts its third Night for Sight fundraising gala at Maritimeparc in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park.

“Dr. Chu has shown himself time and time again to be an excellent surgeon and leader in the field of ophthalmology,” said Margaret Chaplin, the Eye Bank’s Executive Director. “His many accomplishments reflect the Eye Bank’s mission to preserve and restore sight.”

A graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, Chu is the founder and director of the Metropolitan Eye Research and Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey, as well as an associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University, in Newark. He serves as Medical Director for the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey and team ophthalmologist for the New York Jets. He is actively involved in numerous ophthalmology organizations.

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As the Eye Bank’s third “Man of Vision” award recipient, Dr. Chu is in good company — fellow ophthalmologists Marco Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, and William Constad, M.D., previously received the honor. Retired Jersey City educator, cornea recipient and Eye Bank board member Walter McDermott is leading the event’s planning committee.

Tickets to attend Night for Sight are $150 per person; sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available. For more information, contact the Eye Bank at (732) 382-3060, or visit our website at

The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, a subsidiary of Midwest Eye-Banks is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and 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 Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey online at or call (800) 653- 9379.