Who We Are | ASCRS
Surgeon and patient after surgery

Who We Are

Our Mission

We are working to eliminate preventable and curable blindness in the United States and around the world.

Surgeon meets patient and child

Current Focus

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Operation sight surgeon and patient

Last year, ASCRS Foundation programs served more than 26,000 patients in need in the United States and abroad.

Our nationwide network of 700 volunteers have delivered over 7,000 charitable cataract surgeries via Operation Sight.

"I was blind for 9 years and now I can see. I have been born again!"
Aster, sinskey eye institute patient

ASCRS Foundation Vision and Mission


We envision the eradication of preventable blindness leading to full, healthy, and more productive lives for patients in need.


We educate, provide resources, and empower the ophthalmic community to serve and deliver humanitarian ophthalmic surgery and care in the US and internationally.

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