Operation Sight is the ASCRS Foundation’s U.S.- based charitable cataract surgery program. By leveraging the combined strength of established charitable organizations and ASCRS-member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sight is providing needed care to those unable to access or afford surgery.

National Sight Week is a week-long celebration of volunteerism, during which members of the ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight network are encouraged to contribute one or more charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities.

Presidential candidate and ophthalmologist Senator Rand Paul joined the ASCRS Foundation on a four-day surgical mission in Cap Haitien, Haiti.

Five organizations have partnered for a five-year effort to bring high-quality eye care and vision-saving eye surgery to one of Guatemala’s neediest communities in the Baja Verapaz region—ASCRS Foundation, the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center, The Hope Alliance, Alcon and Lions Club International

In collaboration with the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP), the ASCRS Foundation is working to improve physician education and place more surgeons in Ethiopia's underserved regions.

In partnership with Project Vision, the ASCRS Foundation is training a new generation of ophthalmologists to staff 100 rural cataract centers in China.

The ASCRS Foundation's Grants Program has awarded over $450,000 to fund research studies and new treatment options.