ASCRS Foundation Strength Partner Spotlight: ZEISS Medical Technology
ZEISS Medical Technology is a 2021 Strength Partner of the ASCRS Foundation. Together, with our partners like ZEISS, we are improving physician training and support, assisting with equipment placement, and changing patient’s lives. Read our conversation below to learn more about their work.
“Striving to improve eye care with the advancements of new technologies is part of our vision at ZEISS. Ultimately, it is all about improving human life and improving quality of life where we can, and our partnership with the ASCRS Foundation helps us do just that,”
Euan S. Thomson, PhD, Head of Ophthalmic Devices and Head of the Digital Business Unit at ZEISS Medical Technology
“Our partnership with the ASCRS Foundation gives ZEISS significant opportunities to help people gain access to quality eye care around the world, and we are very honored to continue this collaboration. These philanthropic activities are why we work in the eye care industry – preserving and restoring sight for a better quality of life.”
Andrew Chang, Head of Global Sales Ophthalmic Devices for ZEISS Medical Technology
ASCRS Foundation: What is your mission?
ZEISS: ZEISS Medical Technology’s mission is to provide innovative technology solutions that enable healthcare professionals worldwide to improve the lives of their patients in ophthalmology, microsurgery and other medical growth sectors. We advance the standard of care across medicine with our proven medical technology and application competence. Together with our colleagues at sites all over the world, we work to achieve this mission every day.
ASCRS Foundation: Can you offer your perspective on how your mission and the ASCRS Foundation’s mission intersect?
ZEISS: Corporate responsibility is of key importance and has a tradition at ZEISS that spans over 130 years. The aim of ZEISS Medical Technology’s social activities is to address preventable blindness and visual impairments. ZEISS Medical Technology focuses much of its social commitment on selected, large-scale projects carried out in collaboration with international organizations such as the ASCRS Foundation. ZEISS and the ASCRS Foundation both strive to make modern medical treatment accessible to as many people as possible.
ASCRS Foundation: How do you hope your gift will impact ophthalmology via our mission to provide physician education and humanitarian eyecare to those in need?
ZEISS: ZEISS places an emphasis on its commitment to corporate responsibility. For many years ZEISS supports initiatives worldwide that fight avoidable blindness. This partnership with organizations like the Foundation allows ZEISS to make a difference by impacting both the clinical and educational needs of underserved countries. To support this aim, ZEISS donates products, but also offers training and support to local physicians so that they can diagnose and treat their patients in their home clinics and practices reliably using up-to-date techniques.
ASCRS Foundation: Is there anything else you would like to share?
ZEISS: As a company of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, responsible action is a top priority for ZEISS, and is a contributing factor to its long-term success – whether regarding its employees, its social engagement, the environment, or integrity and compliance.
ASCRS Foundation: We are grateful for ZEISS’ support of the ASCRS Foundation. Their long-time commitment to our mission has made a tremendous impact.
For more information about joining the ASCRS Foundation as a 2022 partner, please contact Molly Gascoigne, Director of Development at or (703) 788-5781.