Center For Sight has extended the application deadline for Mission Cataract, an annual charitable event where Center For Sight ophthalmologists perform free cataract surgery for those in need.
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 sight. Those who cannot afford the sight-saving surgery will continue to experience worsening vision loss until the clouded cataract is removed and replaced.
Potential Mission Cataract patients are encouraged to download an application at www.CFSfoundation.org, or call 941-480-2143 for application information. The submission deadline has been extended to July 31st, 2020. Surgery dates for Mission Cataract will be held in September 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 almost 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.