ASCRS to celebrate National Sight Week in October

National Sight Week will be observed from Oct. 15 to 21, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation announced.

The weeklong celebration of volunteerism is meant to encourage members of the ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight network to contribute one or more cataract surgeries to assist uninsured or underinsured patients, according to an ASCRS Foundation press release.

“The ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight initiative offers a solution for Americans in need by enabling ASCRS eye surgeon members to perform charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities with administrative and financial support from the ASCRS Foundation,” Stephen Lane, MD, chair of the ASCRS Foundation Domestic Initiatives, said in the release.

The foundation is identifying patients to receive free cataract surgery during National Sight Week, and anyone interested in being considered can apply at www.ascrsfoundation.org/OSPatientApp.

National Sight Week will be observed from Oct. 15 to 21, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation announced.

The weeklong celebration of volunteerism is meant to encourage members of the ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight network to contribute one or more cataract surgeries to assist uninsured or underinsured patients, according to an ASCRS Foundation press release.

“The ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight initiative offers a solution for Americans in need by enabling ASCRS eye surgeon members to perform charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities with administrative and financial support from the ASCRS Foundation,” Stephen Lane, MD, chair of the ASCRS Foundation Domestic Initiatives, said in the release.

The foundation is identifying patients to receive free cataract surgery during National Sight Week, and anyone interested in being considered can apply at www.ascrsfoundation.org/OSPatientApp.