During the current uncertainty, the ASCRS Foundation hopes that you are well and safe.
We remain grateful for our community for their continued support of our domestic and international initiatives to prevent cataract blindness. It is in these times of crisis that we are reminded of the true meaning of unity and commitment, and despite the current
challenge, we celebrate our collective impact with gratitude.
In April, in celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Foundation launched a digital campaign, "Here’s to You", across its Twitter and LinkedIn platforms.
The campaign recognized and commended those volunteers who support the Foundation’s mission year-round. We remain humbled by those who serve on committees and in leadership roles, and volunteer through Operation Sight, the Foundation’s domestic charitable
cataract surgery program. Their compassion, expertise, and dedication make our mission achievable.
Until we can resume this life-changing work, we hope you will revisit the celebration through the Foundation’s
accounts, and check out the posts recognizing our phenomenal volunteers!
Operation Sight volunteer
network fuels our mission to provide thousands of patients in need with charitable cataract surgery. We are grateful for the life-changing work of all our volunteer practices.
We recognize those who completed over 50 charitable cataract surgeries
Center for Sight
Cornerstone Charitable Clinic
Dean McGee Eye Institute
Eye Surgeons of Richmond
Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center
Houston Eye Associates Foundation
I Care San Antonio Vision Center
Operation Sight, SC
Servants for Sight
We continue to screen patients and accept applications during this time. We anticipate the number of patients who will qualify for
Operation Sight to dramatically increase as the unemployment rate rises across the country. For many patients, surgery will give them not only the gift of sight, but the key to regaining employment to provide for their families. Should you know of a patient
who may qualify, please refer them to our
patient information page.
THANK YOU INDUSTRY PARTNERS
The Foundation needs both the support of individual and industry to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are grateful for the following corporations
and foundations for their continued support during this unprecedented time. We are grateful for their unwavering philanthropic commitment to our mission and to the ophthalmology community:
The Allergan Foundation
Carl Zeiss Meditec
The Alcon Foundation
Johnson & Johnson Vision
here for a complete listing of the donors who help make our mission possible.
2020 RESIDENCE EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Resident Excellence Award recognizes grantees for their strong performance in research, patient care, leadership and education. We celebrate the dedication and ambition these outstanding residents bring ophthalmology. The 2020 and 2021
awards are generously supported by Steven Safran, MD. Congratulations to the 2020 Resident Excellence Award recipients:
Bojikian, MD, PhD
Chen, MD, MPH
HONOR SOMEONE SPECIAL IN YOUR LIFE
Donations to the ASCRS Foundation can be made in tribute of those you love. Whether you are honoring a colleague, celebrating a graduate or making a donation
in memory of a loved one, a donation in their honor is a special gift. Gifts can be
made online by clicking here and selecting the checkbox "this gift is
in honor, memory or support of someone." An acknowledgement will be sent to the recipient of your tribute.
For more information on making a gift, please
contact Molly Gascoigne, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are sending our thoughts to you during this time and look forward to continuing to change lives once we are all able. We will all get through this together.
The ASCRS Foundation