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ASCRS Foundation

Improving the World's Vision

More than 85 million people are visually impaired worldwide. The ASCRS Foundation delivers humanitarian eyecare and treats thousands of patients each year.

About the ASCRS Foundation

The ASCRS Foundation is one of the three key pillars of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). This philanthropic effort is focused on eradicating preventable blindness by educating, providing resources, and empowering the ophthalmic community to pro­vide humanitarian ophthalmic surgery and care, both domestically and abroad.

We maximize the benefits of modern ophthalmology, working towards treating thousands of patients in need every year.

Learn more about our leading initiative Operation Sight - a cataract eye surgery program serving financially vulnerable, uninsured Americans who cannot afford or access care.


Your Gift Today will Change Lives!

“With failing eyesight, my job was coming to an end and so was my ability to drive. Because of Operation Sight, I can see, work a substantial job and drive with confidence, even at night! I could not have been blessed with a better program and group of people! Thank you for changing my life!” Bruce, Operation Sight Patient

Stories like Bruce’s are received every day through Operation Sight, the ASCRS Foundation's US based charitable cataract surgery program. The enormous power of the gift of sight has ripple effects for individuals and their communities. Click below to donate today!

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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