May 2020


ASCRS Foundation News
A letter to our supporters:
You make a difference

The ASCRS Foundation would like to share our appreciation for the positive contributions you have enabled through the Foundation’s programs. We are inspired by your commitment to serve your community and the world through charitable care and physician education, and we consider ourselves fortunate to work alongside you.
During this unprecedented time, we are sharing these moments of joy so you can know the impact on the thousands of lives you’ve touched.

“I am 60 years of age and was unable to find employment due to bad vision. I’m so grateful for such an amazing program that gave me the chance to be a productive member of society again. Thank you for all you have done for me.”
—Cornelius, Operation Sight patient who recently passed the Commercial Driver’s License test and is now employed

“I got the call from the doctor’s office. I am so thankful and grateful. You don’t know how much this surgery will make a difference in my life. It’s hard to write this email without bursting into tears! I had almost given up and by the grace of God, you responded with such promising news. God bless you! Thank you!”
—Jennifer, Operation Sight patient recently matched with volunteers for charitable surgery

“I encountered one patient who had been blind from cataracts for 9 years. She was totally desperate. I did small incision extracapsular surgery, and the next morning she was counting fingers. She said, ‘This is my birthday! I was just born again!’”
—Ayalew Allehone, MD, ophthalmologist, Sinskey Eye Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Because of you, joy, confidence, and independence has been restored for thousands of patients. We are grateful to all those who continue to donate their time, talent, and support as part of the ASCRS Foundation family. You are truly the heartbeat of the ASCRS Foundation.
We wish you good health and safety, and our thoughts are with you, your families, and our colleagues during this unprecedented situation. We look forward to again celebrating the lives you change when the current crisis has passed.

The ASCRS Foundation team

The ASCRS Foundation would like to thank the following corporations and foundations for their continued generous support during this unprecedented time. We are grateful for their unwavering philanthropic commitment to our mission and to the ophthalmology community.

Diamond Partners
•The Allergan Foundation
•Carl Zeiss Meditec

Platinum Partners
•Alcon Foundation
•Johnson & Johnson Vision
•STAAR Surgical

Gold Partner
•Aerie Pharmaceuticals


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