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ASCRS Foundation 2021 June Newsletter

The ASCRS Foundation's commitment to humanitarian eyecare and physician education has thrived because of your unwavering support. Thank you. Read up on our latest accomplishments below!

With the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas quickly approaching, we are looking forward to reuniting in person with you in July! Learn more about how and where to interact with the Foundation below:

Presentation of the 2021 Chang-Crandall Humanitarian Award
The ASCRS Foundation is proud to recognize Geoff Tabin, MD and Sanduk Ruit, MD as Co-Winners of the 2021 Chang-Crandall Humanitarian Award. The award will be presented during ASCRS Opening General Session on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Endowed by a generous gift from David and Victoria Chang, the ASCRS Foundation's Chang-Crandall Humanitarian Award was established to honor and recognize outstanding humanitarian work around cataract blindness. The Foundation renamed its highest honor in 2020 in recognition of Alan S. Crandall, MD's exemplary life and commitment to charitable service.

Debut of a NEW Foundation Video
During Opening General Session, the Foundation will debut a new video showcasing the incredible impact that you make possible! If you can’t attend the session live, the video will be available post-meeting on the Foundation’s website and social media platforms. We are thankful to the The Carlin Company for their support in producing this year’s video.

EYE Spy Foundation Supporters!
Foundation Leadership, Partners, Supporters, Volunteers and Awardees will be recognized throughout the Annual Meeting at Attendee Central, the ASOA Networking and Engagement Lounge, as well as on-screen throughout the venue! Watch for your name, snap a picture and tag @ascrsfoundation on social media. We will re-share your posts!

Wear Your Support, Grab a Foundation Button!
The Foundation is pleased to recognize its supporters in Las Vegas with a variety of distinctive buttons. Visit the Foundation Wall located in Attendee Central or the ASOA Networking and Engagement Lounge to grab your favorite and proudly showcase your role in changing lives! Take a selfie with your button and tag @ascrsfoundation on social media to be featured on our channels!

Thank You Foundation Partners!
We are thankful for our 2021 Foundation Partners who help make our mission possible and hope you’ll stop by their exhibit booths. Click here for a map of locations. Partners will have a Foundation Partner Seal at their booth and will be wearing buttons to demonstrate their support. Please join us in thanking them for their generous help!

Premiere Partner
STAAR Surgical

Visionary Partner
Alcon Foundation

Catalyst Partners
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Avellino Labs, Glaukos

Strength Partners
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Modernizing Medicine, Sight Sciences

Hope Partner
Neurotech Pharmaceuticals

Friend Partners
Surface Ophthalmics, TearClear, TherOptix

For more information on partnership benefits, including Priority Points, contact Molly Gascoigne at

The Gift of Sight Changes Lives. You Can Too!
As patient need increases, so does the need for vital funding and volunteers to ensure that our programs can continue delivering life-changing services. We hope you will join your friends and colleagues in ophthalmology by making a donation during the Annual Meeting, or completing our Get Involved Form to become a volunteer. Already involved? Encourage others to join us!

Meet with the Foundation Team
Interested in meeting our Foundation team and learning more? We'd love to get together! Click here to schedule a mutually convenient time. Schedule today!

Foundation Change-Makers Spotlighted in EyeWorld: Find Your Feature!

When the events of the past year produced an increased patient need, you stepped up to help meet the challenge. With the support of our Foundation leadership, along with ASCRS members, volunteers and partners, the Foundation family was able to provide uninterrupted patient care both in the U.S. and overseas. It is our honor to recognize you!

Find your feature in the recently-released July issue of EyeWorld:
Operation Sight Volunteers Change Lives with the ASCRS Foundation (Click Here); Recognizing our 2021 Foundation Award Recipients, Board of Directors and Industry Partners and Supporters (Click Here)

Showcase Your Operation Sight Volunteerism Locally!

In recognition of our volunteers’ efforts and to showcase their Operation Sight participation, we've produced a Patient Information Resource which explains the Operation Sight program to optometrists and charitable organizations who refer potentially-eligible patients. This one-page flyer can be shared with those in your community who interact with uninsured and underinsured Americans seeking cataract surgery. Download yours today! *Customizable version available.

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