About Vital Tears

Learn how we've made serum tears simple. We can get your drops in as little as 48 hours from your blood draw.


To ensure convenient, universal access to serum tears for anyone in the United States.


Our Story

We formed Vital Tears in 2015 in response to corneal specialists’ call for a more convenient method of providing patients with serum tears.

Our powerful collaboration between Saving Sight, a frontrunner in eye banking, and Stephens Instruments, a leading ophthalmic device manufacturer, has enabled us to offer high-quality, customized serum tears at an unprecedented speed.

What are Vital Tears?

Vital Tears are serum eye drops made from a patient’s own blood. 

We use our proprietary quality system to prepare Vital Tears, and we deliver them to every corner of the United States.

What Makes Vital Tears Different?

Vital Tears Are:

Preservative Free

Vital Tears are preservative free

Custom Made

Vital Tears are custom made to provide optimal doses as advised by a patient’s physician.



Vital Tears are processed in a medical laboratory by dedicated technicians using validated safety procedures.


Vital Tears are microfiltered to remove pathogens .

Our Team

Rajan Shukla


Tony Bavuso

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Lynn Forest-Smith

VP Business Relations & Patient Services

Patrick Gore

VP Business Development

Christina Kirby

VP Marketing

Rusty Kelly

Senior Advisor

Job Opportunities

If you share our passion for combining high-quality medical treatments with unparalleled customer service, please inquire about opportunities to join our team.

We currently have no open positions.

Don’t see a role that fits your profile? Apply with our general application below. Tell us about how you think you can help Vital Tears better serve patients and physicians.