It's National Sight Week!
This week-long celebration promotes awareness and recognition of Operation Sight, the ASCRS Foundation’s nationwide charitable cataract surgery program, including recognition of the volunteers committed to changing lives in their local community. Head over to the Foundation’s website to read more about this important initiative.
ASCRS Government Relations
eyeContacts in Action
ASCRS grassroots advocates, a.k.a. ASCRS "eyeContacts" are active members within the society whom engage policymakers at all levels of government to ensure that specialty physicians’ viewpoints are heard loud and clear.
Share Your eyeContact Story!
If you have met with your legislators recently and would like to share your story, please fill out the
Legislator Interaction Form by clicking the button below. If you would like to schedule
a meeting or office visit with your legislator, fell free to contact Chris Hughes, Manager of PAC & Grassroots at (703) 591-2220, or by email at email@example.com.
ASCRS eyeContacts in Action!
ASCRS eyeContacts are actively engaged with elected officials in their communities. Below are personal stories of eyeContacts in action, featuring re-caps of recent activities ranging from back home visits, to office or surgical center tours, to fundraisers. eyeContacts regularly meet with legislators to inform them of priority
issues important to ophthalmologists and the specialty medical community.
Sandra Yeh, MD
ASCRS Government Relations Committee Member Sandra Yeh, MD, of Springfield, Ill., attended a fundraiser in honor of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL).Full Story...
David Chang, MD
ASCRS Executive Committee and eyeContact Member David Chang, MD of Los Altos, CA met with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) in-district to discuss ASCRS' 2020 legislative priorities.Full Story...
Key Whitman Eye Center
Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Health Subcommittee, visited the Key Whitman Eye Center in Dallas, TX.Full Story...
Frank Burns, MD
ASCRS Government Relations Committee member Frank Burns, MD of Louisville, KY meets with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).Full Story...