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Volunteering with Operation Sight – Don’t Hesitate Just Do it!

ASOA Board member and Operation Sight volunteer Carrie Jacobs, COE, OCS at Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, Minnesota has worn many hats during her tenure at Chu Vision. From business development and marketing to day to day operations of both the practice and surgery center.

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeffrey Levenson, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Levenson’s journey to humanitarian eye care started with a problem all too common: at the age of 51, he began to lose his eyesight to cataracts. As an ophthalmologist he had been on the other side of this countless times with his patients but dealing with it himself and experiencing the incredible joy of having his sight restored changed something for him.

Remembering Why You Chose Ophthalmology

Operation Sight patient Barry Lewis explains “Dr. Patel saved more than just my eyesight. Dr. Patel and her staff saved my ability to live in this world. Not to be overly dramatic, but I was going blind.” Barry applied to the Operation Sight program after learning he had severe cataracts. Uninsured and unemployed at the time, Barry had no way of paying for the surgery.