During Cataract Awareness Month in June, YourSightMatters.com gave their readers an opportunity to register for a free Kindle Fire. For every entry received, YourSightMatters.com donated $5 to Operation Sight, a nonprofit organization that seeks to restore vision and enrich the lives of those who are affected by cataracts.
Cataracts are one of the world’s leading causes of blindness, and it is much more prevalent among the poor. Even in the United States, cataracts are a significant cause of vision loss in impoverished areas. Poor vision limits vocational and educational opportunities, so cataracts and poverty often go hand in hand.
Operation Sight is a project funded through the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation. This endeavor identifies patients in local communities and helps to:
- complete necessary paperwork
- schedule pre-op exams
- deliver patients to eye surgery centers
- provide a financial stipend to assist with cataract removal
YourSightMatters.com and many of our physician partners have partnered with Operation Sight to provide a direct, positive impact on thousands of individuals and offer hope and a brighter future. Thanks to the numerous entries, YourSightMatters.com was able make a generous donation to Operation Sight.