Kremer Eye Center Blog
Kremer Partners with Operation Sight for Free Cataract Procedure
December 11, 2018
From fundraisers with Carson Wentz’s AO1 Foundation to our Kremer Cares non-profit organization, the team at Kremer Eye Center has always been committed to giving back.
As we approach the holiday season, the spirit of giving and gratitude continues to take the spotlight. To help better the lives of those all over the area, giving the gift of sight to an individual from our local Philadelphia community was the most meaningful gift our team could give.
From October 14 to October 20, Kremer Eye Center was happy to be a part of the 3rd Annual National Sight Week, sponsored by the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation. In partnership with Operation Sight, Kremer surgeon Ketki Soin, M.D., performed free cataract surgery for a local individual in need.
“It was a privilege to participate in this program and be able to improve the vision and quality of life for our patients,” said Dr. Soin. “I am looking forward to working with Operation Sight in the future to continue providing the necessary eye care to patients in our community.”
The team at Kremer Eye Center also wanted to take some time to thank AnestiPlus for providing their services for our patient’s surgery free of charge.
About National Sight Week
For seven days, National Sight Week celebrates volunteers’ contributions and their dedication to helping even more patients receive the gift of sight. During the week, members of the ASCRS Operation Sight network contribute one or more charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities.
The ASCRS Foundation also matches eligible patients in need with volunteer surgeons.
About Operation Sight
Operation Sight is the domestic charitable cataract surgery program of the ASCRS Foundation, and they work with uninsured American patients who are unable to get the cataract care they need. With help from established charities and ASCRS-member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sight can provide necessary care to those who cannot afford or do not have access to surgery.
“The ASCRS Foundation’s Operation Sight initiative offers a solution for Americans in need by enabling ASCRS member eye surgeons to perform charitable cataract surgeries in their own communities with administrative and financial support from the ASCRS Foundation,” said Dr. Stephen Lane, M.D., Domestic Initiatives, co-chair of the ASCRS Foundation. “Together, we’re working to end preventable cataract blindness in the United States.”
The team at Kremer Eye Center is a proud member of the Greater Philadelphia community, and we’re always happy to give back to those in need. For more information about Kremer Cares and our charitable events, contact us today!