Center For Sight Accepting Applications for Free Cataract Surgeries
Deadline for submission: May 26, 2023
(April 11, 2023, Naples, FL) – Center For Sight, one of the nation’s leading ophthalmology practices, is accepting applications for free cataract surgery through Mission Cataract, an annual event where Center For Sight performs sight-saving cataract surgeries at no-cost for individuals without health insurance or other means to pay for surgery.
There is no way to prevent cataract formation; a condition where the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and eventually results in vision loss. Surgical treatment is necessary to replace the clouded lens and restore lost sight.
Potential Mission Cataract patients are encouraged to download an application at www.CFSfoundation.org, or call 941-493-2020 for application information. The submission deadline is May 26, 2023. Surgery dates for Mission Cataract will be held in July and August at Center For Sight’s state-of-the-art AAAHC-accredited surgery centers in Sarasota and Naples.
To qualify for treatment through Mission Cataract, potential patients:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or resident alien (green card)
- Cannot have insurance or be enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid
- Must be living at or below the poverty guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Center For Sight has been performing surgeries through Mission Cataract for 30 years. To continue offering free cataract surgery to those in need, Center For Sight has once again partnered with the ASCRS Foundation/Operation Sight, LENSAR, Inc. and the Center For Sight Foundation.
David Shoemaker, M.D., Founder and Director of Cataract and Lens Replacement Surgery at Center For Sight, along with cataract surgeons William L. Soscia, M.D., Joshua W. Kim, M.D., Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D., Priya M. Mathews, M.D., Jon Berlie, M.D., George Brinning, M.D. and Glenn Campbell, M.D. perform the free surgeries each year. The Center For Sight surgeons and their team of optometric physicians, nurse anesthetists, medical technicians and administrative staff donate their time and expertise to the cause.
About Center For Sight
Center For Sight is among the nation’s leading multi-specialty physician groups providing patients worldwide with care in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology and cosmetic facial surgery. Center For Sight operates eighteen offices across Southwest Florida, including two AAAHC-accredited surgery centers located in Sarasota and Naples. For more information, visit www.CenterForSight.net.
About the Center For Sight Foundation
David W. Shoemaker, M.D., Founder and Director of Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgery at Center For Sight, established the Center For Sight Foundation to support Mission Cataract, an annual event that offers life-changing vision-restoration surgery at no cost for people without the means to pay for surgery. 100% of donations to the Center For Sight Foundation are used to purchase medications, surgical and post-operative supplies, and the artificial lenses that are implanted in patients’ eyes during Mission Cataract. For more information on the Mission Cataract application process and how to donate, visit www.CFSFoundation.org.