ASCRS meeting launches at National Air and Space Museum

April 15, 2005

Delegates of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) meeting received a special treat during Friday evening's welcome reception. The attraction: the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

April 16 - Washington, DC - Delegates of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) meeting received a special treat during Friday evening's welcome reception. The attraction: the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Amid an atmosphere of food, entertainment, and festive conversation, all eyes were directed toward exhibits that honored advances in aviation technology and space flight.

Picking up from last year's opening reception aboard the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, attendees were witness to how continued advances in ophthalmic technologies have enabled ophthalmologists to work directly with pilots serving in the Armed Forces.

In a short presentation, James V. Mazzo, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), invited guests to enjoy the museum and meeting - with an eye toward furthering the benefits of ophthalmic technology and providing more patients with life-changing benefits.

The event was supported by grants from AMO and VISX, as well as from ASCRS/ASOA.

Left: ASCRS delegates enjoyed the many hands-on aviation exhibits.

Right: The USA Singers performed a medley of songs reminiscent of flight and the Armed Services.