Operation Sight Network Surgeons to Participate in Weeklong Charitable Initiative to Provide Free Cataract Surgery
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.
“National Sight Week is the culmination of our work to end preventable cataract blindness in the United States,” says Stephen Lane, MD, chair of the ASCRS Foundation Domestic Initiatives. “But we work year-round through Operation Sight to perform free cataract surgery for those patients in need.”
Operation Sight is the ASCRS Foundation’s domestic charitable cataract surgery program. Its goal is to assist uninsured or underinsured American patients unable to obtain cataract care on their own. By leveraging the combined strength of established charitable organizations along with ASCRS-member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sight provides free surgery to eligible patients.
For more information about Operation Sight and National Sight Week, visit ascrsfoundation.org.
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. ASCRSFoundation.org
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is an international educational society with more than 8,000 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. ASCRS.org.