International Team looking for Optometrists Mexico & St. Martin trips

We are an international eye care team looking for Optometrists for upcoming  mission to Tecalitlan Mexico. Departure October 28th and return either  November 6th  or November 11th for those going to Puerto Vallarta after the mission. In addition, we are looking for 2 more Optometrists for our St. Martin mission where we will be screening and examining students for the Ministry of Health. Departure is February 5th and will return February 20th. Contact Pierre Labine at...

VOSH-NC recruiting doctors for Trinidad mission

VOSH-NC is recruiting doctors for our upcoming mission to Trinidad. We currently only have one OD signed up for this clinic, and would love to have at least 4 or 5.  We held our first clinic in Trinidad last January, and the Rotary Club of Penal are great hosts, hard workers, and fun people. Next VOSH-NC Clinic: January 10-13, 2017 – Penal, Trinidad Trip Leader: Christina Smith, OD drcsmith@bellsouth.net  Host: Rotary Club of Penal   Trip Fee: $200 per person Food and accommodation during the trip are paid for by the Rotary Club of Penal.     Expenses will include the $200 trip fee + flights + any extra travel you want to plan (flights to Tobago for the weekend ~$50)   This trip will cap at 12 people.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Dr. Christina...

President’s Insight August 2016: World Sight Day Challenge!

“Optometry Giving Sight raises funds to support sustainable projects that deliver eye care and glasses in communities where there is currently little or no access to these services”. Optometry Giving Sight is a valuable partner to VOSH/International. Congratulations to them as they celebrate their ten year anniversary! I always enjoy looking at their website, givingsight.org, to read about the many projects they support. World Sight Day is October 13th. Yesterday our office received a large box containing our new Optometry Giving Sight t-shirts. In our office, employees have a casual day one day per week where they wear their Optometry Giving Sight t-shirts. We put various informational pieces throughout the office, and post pictures on our Facebook page. Patients are encouraged to donate, and when they do so put their name on a donor card that’s posted behind our front desk. Optometry students are especially creative in their participation in the World Sight Day challenge. One school hosts a dine-in- the-dark dinner, where they serve a nice dinner and all those participating wear a blindfold while eating. Another school sells links that the participants put their name on, and link them together to create a large chain. At the end of the challenge they pull on the chain, and the first link that breaks wins a prize. On a student level this creates excitement about how students can make a difference with their fundraising and it also raises the awareness of the blind and visually impaired people throughout the world. I challenge all VOSHer’s to participate in the World Sight Day Challenge, which run through September and October. Optometry Giving Sight can help you get started-go to their website for ideas and help make a...