Albemarle Eye Center Surgeons to Perform Vision-Restoring Procedures for Those Less Fortunate | Eastern North Carolina Now | Albemarle Eye Center is preparing for Operation Sight, which will take place during National Sight Week, from October 9th through October 15th.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For Immediate Release:

    July 26, 2022     Albemarle Eye Center is preparing for Operation Sight, which will take place during National Sight Week, from October 9th through October 15th. Cataract surgeons Jitendra Swarup, MD and Peter Mitrev, MD will perform free life-changing cataract surgeries for those in need through a philanthropic initiative through the ASCRS (American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery) Foundation at the Center For Visual Surgical Excellence (CVSE), an AAAHC-Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Center in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Albemarle Eye Care Serves the Public
    Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and develop slowly, causing cloudy vision, loss of color perception and trouble reading or driving at night. There is no way to prevent cataract formation. Surgery is necessary to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens implant.

    According to the ASCRS Foundation, Operation Sight has delivered more than 7,000 surgeries in the United States through this free service to the uninsured patients. Albemarle Eye Center is excited to be joining Operation Sight, ensuring our patients throughout North Carolina receive access to much needed eye healthcare.

    "This program is important to our communities. I am excited to be part of an initiative to assist those in need with the gift of sight" said Dr. Jitendra Swarup.

    Albemarle Eye Center ophthalmologists have signed up as volunteer surgeons through Operation Sight, a national program through the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation. The goal of Operation Sight is to build a network of volunteer organizations that provide care to Americans unable to access or afford cataract surgery.

    Application Process

    To qualify for Operation Sight, patients must complete an application and meet specific criteria to be eligible for treatment. Applicants must be United States citizens, have a confirmed diagnosis of cataracts, live at or below the poverty level set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and be without Medicare, Medicaid, or third-party insurance coverage.

    Applications can be from this location by clicking here.

    About Albemarle Eye Center, A US Eye Company

    Albemarle Eye Center is a leading multi-specialty eye care practice in North Carolina. The practice offers patients convenience access to nationally renowned surgeons, highly trained compassionate staff members and cutting-edge technology. Albemarle Eye Center is a member practice of US Eye, a patient-centric network of premium eye care practices with 62 locations in the Southeastern United States. US Eye is a patient-first, physician-led, vertically integrated multi-specialty eye care practice group with a mission to become the country's most admired brand in eye care.

    Media Contact: Leslie Forehand, Director of Marketing

    252-400-1013 |

      Leslie Forehand
      Marketing Director, North Carolina & Virginia

      O: 252-400-1013  •  F: 252-482-5465  •  US

      101 Mark Drive
      Edenton, NC 27932
Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

North Carolina Continued to Add Jobs in July, But Labor Force and Real Wages are Down Business Press Releases, North Carolina Health, Business, Living, Health and Fitness, Regional Business Public Notice of Mosquito Spraying


Latest Regional Business

The last few years have seen an exploding housing market, with the costs of homes surging amid low inventory, but now, experts say the market has taken a turn, and the U.S. has now entered a housing recession.
SECU Foundation recently provided a $40,000 grant to TimberKnolls Spirit Cove (TSC), an organization that provides animal-assisted activities and therapy to veterans, military families, first responders, healthcare workers, and people battling illness or trauma.
As Beaufort County begins to welcome students back into the classrooms, academic and athletic groups are looking for ways to earn funds.
With words not so complicated in clarity, but are proven beyond their capability to fathom in purpose; evidenced by their pejorative words of pure conjecture to corporately misunderstand the essential nature, the core machinations of those self-asserted issues important to their corporate identity.
Albemarle Eye Center is preparing for Operation Sight, which will take place during National Sight Week, from October 9th through October 15th.
It has begun, and it will be a process, but know this NOW: Beaufort County Now (BCN), created by Symbiotic Networks (SNI), has evolved to a point that this online publication's most natural progression is to transition into Eastern NC NOW (ENC NOW).


Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all but two of North Carolina’s counties in June, according to the latest release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on Wednesday that the United States can address high inflation by passing more spending bills.
In response to the Covid shutdown recession, the Small Business Administration and Department of the Treasury rolled out the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
CNBC ranked North Carolina as the #1 state for business and economy in 2022. North Carolina has consistently been a top 10 contender and last year was the runner-up, but what caused the state to take the top spot?
As unemployment remained at low levels in June, the portion of American adults participating in the job market remains far below pre-recession levels, according to a Friday news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In the politcal age of Covid, Beaufort County may be taking some real advantage of "free money" rolling around making some communities richer while making our Republic far poorer ... in a relative sense.


I have a growing collection of images, the vast majority of which are in North Carolina, that I am now offering for sale in a limited edition format.


Back to Top