ASCRS Foundation Announces 3rd Annual National Sight Week


The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation is pleased to announce its 3rd annual National Sight Week (October 14-20).

National Sight Week is a weeklong celebration of volunteerism, during which members of the ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight Network are encouraged to contribute one or more charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities.

“Operation Sight makes it possible to care for patients who would not ordinarily have access to the surgical care they need. Blindness is more than just lack of vision. Someone who is blind can lose their independence, lose their job, and have to rely on friends and family to take care of them.” Says Emily Graves, MD, an Operation Sight Volunteer. “Cataract surgery for these people restores far more than just vision, and partners like the ASCRS Foundation help make that happen.”

Operation Sight is the ASCRS Foundation’s United States-based charitable cataract surgery program. Its mission is to assist uninsured or underinsured American patients unable to obtain cataract care on their own. With the help of other established charitable organizations and ASCRS-member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sigh has been able to provide nearly 3,000 free surgeries to those in need.

For more information about Operation Sight and National Sight Week, visit

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2003. Through its projects in the United States and overseas, the foundation works to improve physician education and to deliver humanitarian eye care.

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is an international educational society with more than 9,000 members. Its mission is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery and advancement of high-quality eye care.




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