In September 2011, a team of social entrepreneurs identified a growing need to restore vision to South Carolina residents who were uninsured and could not afford cataract surgery. World-class physicians, Dr. John Boatwright, Dr. Paul Herring, and Dr. Kerry Solomon, inspired by a community problem, founded Operation Sight.
Together they inspired and enlisted other volunteer healthcare providers, including surgeons, surgical staff, ophthalmologists, optometrists, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers as well as administrators to provide volunteer time and talent to this effort.
To date, Operation Sight has over 80 active volunteers including Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Anesthesiologists, eye care technicians, surgery schedulers, and other support staff. Together these volunteers have helped provide over 700 surgeries since the organization's inception!