In September 2011, a group of visionary social entrepreneurs recognized a pressing need to restore vision for uninsured South Carolina residents unable to afford cataract surgery. Esteemed physicians, Dr. John Boatwright, Dr. Paul Herring, and Dr. Kerry Solomon, motivated by a community challenge, spearheaded the establishment of Operation Sight.
Their initiative inspired and rallied a team of volunteer healthcare providers—surgeons, surgical staff, ophthalmologists, optometrists, anesthesiologists, and various other healthcare professionals and administrators—to generously offer their time and expertise to this noble cause.
At present, Operation Sight boasts a team of over 80 dedicated volunteers, including skilled Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Anesthesiologists, eye care technicians, surgery schedulers, and essential support staff. Together, their collective efforts have facilitated over 750 surgeries since the organization's inception, marking a remarkable journey of restoring sight and transforming lives