VOSH-TX needs ODs for its sustainable clinic in Chihuahua, MX: March 5-11, 2018

A VERY EASY and Convenient VOSH Clinic!!!   No – or very few – refractions as this clinic will focus on cataract surgeries. March 5-11, 2018 and other trips throughout the year, every year The Guerrero Clinic is in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico – a two hour direct flight from either Dallas or Houston plus a two hour ride up into apple orchard country in the mountains (7,000 feet elevation). We have modern facilities (11 equipped exam rooms, 3 surgical suites, an optical shop, and more), appreciative patients, fabulous translators, sleeping quarters, and great food. All we need is YOU !! If you like adventure, we have an optional one day trip to the Copper Canyon where you can do zip lines, rappelling and hiking (from the top of the canyon – which happens to be bigger than the Grand Canyon). Go to www.GuerreroClinic.Org for more information and the application  Questions? Contact either     Walter Branson in Houston    979-236-1970    Walter@GuerreroClinic.org or     Robert Yudkin in Dallas         214-213-6808     Robert@GuerreroClinic.org...

Ok, so now it’s been about a month since you have made those New Year’s resolutions.  How is that going for you?

So, what is a resolution anyway?  It can be defined as a firm decision to do (or not do) something, the action of solving a problem or contentious matter and the quality of being resolute or determined.  VOSH/International continues to be resolute in pursuing its goal of facilitating the provision and sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford or obtain such care.  V/I is doing many wonderful things to provide care and promote optometry.     As I step into the Presidency of VOSH/International,  and review my NY’s resolutions for VOSH, my Presidential goals are my resolutions for VOSH/International during my term.  I would like to focus on the following Presidential Goals: Promote and strengthening the work of VOSH Chapters within our own communities.  International trips are important, but happen 1-2x/year for a chapter.  What else can VOSH be doing?  With the challenges of healthcare, it is an unfortunate reality, that even in our own communities, people need help. Develop resource center for chapters:  Essilor Vision Foundation for lenses, frame donations, good Samaritan law to protect volunteer doctors, exam and wavier forms, sources for reading glasses, sunglasses, collaboration with SEE for local cataract surgery Continue to inspire optometry students to be involved with VOSH after their graduation.  There are many volunteer organizations, but VOSH is uniquely optometry.  It is the grassroots optometric volunteer organization.  Work to make VOSH clinic trips more recognized as valuable experiences for students, work with optometry schools and encourage students to participate. For international clinic trips, continue to make our work more meaningful by working within the continuum of sustainability.  Some ways to...

Better Vision Foundation Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal looking for a VOSH Team

Hello All, We are a recently established not for profit organization in Nepal. Our board members consist of optometrists and public health experts who have over 5 years experience in organizing and actively participating in various eye health charitable works. Better Vision Foundation Nepal was established to address the need of significantly reducing the common causes of avoidable blindness such as refractive errors in Nepal. This is the first organization led by a group of Optometrists targeting to reduce refractive error related blindness in adults and children. Our main focus is indigenous population, low-income adults, marginalized and disadvantaged population. Our next project is set to be in 2018 on Vision care to Chepang community, a highly marginalized and endangered population of Nepal. We can read more about Chepang people in this article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chepang_people We are looking for a VOSH team to join us in this humanitarian mission. Please contact at the following email addresses if you are interested and want to learn more: Official Email: bvfnepal@gmail.com Vice President for International Affairs: Dr. Nabin Paudel Email: paudel.nabin@gmail.com We look forward to welcoming you to Nepal and hope that you will join hands with us in this mission. Thank you so much. Nabin Paudel, PhD ...

VOSH-OH Mission to Patzcuaro, Mexico

VOSH-Ohio is sponsoring a mission into Patzcuaro, Mexico February 17 through 24, 2018. Clinics will be held in surrounding villages. Our host is Cuidades Hermanas Sister Cities de Patzcuaro, AC. Contact Brenda Kraus ...