eyePAC is the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) voluntary, nonpartisan Political Action Committee. It enables ASCRS members to participate in the election process by contributing to key members of the House of Representatives and the Senate who show strong support for the physician community, especially the concerns of ophthalmic surgeons and their patients.

PLEASE NOTE: Per FEC regulations, only ASCRS members who are citizens or legal residents of the United States are eligible to contribute to eyePAC.

Committed to the wise and efficient use of its contributors’ dollars, eyePAC coordinates major contributions to key congressional campaigns with the appropriate grassroots eyeContact members in the district/state.

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Why is eyePAC important?

Your contribution will help to convey ophthalmology’s perspective to members of Congress on key healthcare issues, including:

  • Implementation of MACRA, including MIPS and Advanced Alternative Payment Models
  • Speeding Access to New Drugs and Devices
  • Create a Viable Option for Physicians and Patients to Privately Contract
  • Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

ASCRS has been successful on a number of key legislative priorities, including repeal and replacement of the flawed SGR and preventing the transition of 10- and 90-day global codes to 0-day. Much of that success comes from the support of ASCRS members to eyePAC. eyePAC dollars go to candidates who support our issues and serve on key committees to ensure their enactment, but out work is not done. We need YOU to get off the sidelines and get in the game!

Get in the Game. Stay in the Game: eyePAC Monthly Donations

As a way to make it easy for members to lend their support to eyePAC all year, ASCRS is now offering an option to make smaller, monthly donations to eyePAC. All it requires is a one-time setup, and your card will be charged at the beginning of the month for 12 months, or until you modify or cancel.

Signing up for monthly donations is easy. Download this form and return it to tobrien@ascrs.org.

Eligible ASCRS members can participate at several different levels:

  • Presidential Club: $5,000 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $400
  • Senatorial Club: $2,500 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $200
  • Congressional Gold Circle Club: $1,000 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $100
  • Congressional Insider Club: $500 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $50
  • Congressional Silver Club: $300 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $25

All contributors donating at least $50 a month will receive admittance for you and 3 guests to the eyePAC reception held annually in conjunction with the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium and Congress. Additional tickets are available for higher-level donors. Presidential and Senatorial Club donors will receive a plaque and special recognition at the annual eyePAC Reception.

Prefer to donate by personal check? Download a contribution form.

Contributions to eyePAC are entirely voluntary and are not tax deductible. Under federal law, you may contribute any amount up to $5,000 to eyePAC. In accordance with federal law, eyePAC may only solicit contributions from ASCRS members who are citizens or legal residents of the United States. The Federal Election Commission prohibits corporate contributions to eyePAC. ALL EYEPAC CONTRIBUTIONS MUST BE MADE USING PERSONAL FUNDS. Any contributions from corporate accounts will be returned or will be used to offset eyePAC’s administrative and fundraising expenses.

For additional assistance, please contact Tami O'Brien, manager of PAC and grassroots, at tobrien@ascrs.org or 703-591-2220.