Center For Sight Surgeons Prepare to Perform Free Vision-Restoring Procedures
FRIDAY AUG 6, 2021 |
Center For Sight is preparing for its annual Mission Cataract event scheduled for August 11 and 18. Cataract surgeons Dr. David Shoemaker, Dr. William Lahners, Dr. Joshua Kim, Dr. William Soscia, Dr. Jon Berlie and Dr. Joaquin O. De Rojas will perform free life-changing cataract surgeries in the Sarasota and Naples AAAHC-accredited surgery centers. The event, funded by the Center For Sight Foundation, annually helps up to 100 people who cannot pay for cataract surgery get the vision correcting care they need.
Center For Sight is one of only 19 ophthalmology practices in the United States that offers this free service to uninsured patients through Mission Cataract. The practice has been performing vision restoration for underprivileged community members for over 30 years.
“Our team’s mission is to ensure that no one suffers visual loss due to a treatable condition due to inability to pay,” said Dr. David Shoemaker, founder and director of cataract and lens replacement surgery at Center For Sight. “Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and we are committed to changing lives through this program. There is no greater gift than the gift of sight, and we are proud to continue to offer Mission Cataract to those in our community who need it annually.”