Clinic Report VOSH-PA January 14-20, 2018 trip to Port-au-Prince Haiti

VOSH-PA January 14-20, 2018 trip to Port-au-Prince Haiti.  1014 school aged kids including teachers were seen in 4 days.  Dr. Marcha Polection, Trip Leader and Dr. Michelle Cadet, both VOSH-PA members along with volunteers and the local nurses,  provided eye examinations to 1014 children and eyeglasses to those who otherwise would not have access to eye care.  The children and the staff were very appreciative.  It was a very successful...

Dr. Stacy Hinkemeyer elected President of VOSH-Minnesota

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH)-Minnesota has elected Dr. Stacy Hinkemeyer, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, ABCMO as President during their organization’s recent annual meeting. Hinkemeyer owns PineCone Vision Center in Sartell, where she is the CEO/Clinic Director. Dr. Hinkemeyer is a long-standing member of VOSH-Minnesota and has participated in two missions to Panama and Mexico. VOSH-Minnesota is a chapter of VOSH/International and is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the vision needs of people around the world who cannot afford or do not have access to vision care. Since 1979, VOSH-Minnesota has organized one or more eye care mission trips per year to various countries around the world. “Vision and access to quality vision care is something we sometimes take for granted. Providing this service for those in need is rewarding and humbling at the same time.” says Hinkemeyer. All year-round members of VOSH-Minnesota sort, catalog and pack donated eyeglasses which are taken on these missions to distribute to those in need after a thorough eye exam. “We are so thankful for the donated eyewear we have received, it is amazing to place a pair of donated glasses on someone and see their face light up. It is something you don’t forget.” says Hinkemeyer of her experience. If you wish to support VOSH-Minnesota’s mission, used eyeglasses and monetary donations can be dropped off at PineCone Vision Center or for more information on volunteer opportunities, please visit voshminnesota.org. FOR INFORMATION CALL: Jennifer Novak, Vice President of Operations, PineCone Vision Center (320)...

VOSH- CO is looking for volunteers for mission to Taksindu, Nepal November 4-13, 2018.

VOSH- CO is looking for volunteers  for a mission trip to Taksindu, Nepal November 4-13, 2018.  They will be joining an established group that has been medical only in the past and they would like to add vision.  We need a few more ODs and also other volunteers.  It involves trekking for a few hours to get to the location of the clinic, which is a monastery.  Sherpas and yaks will carry all of the glasses and equipment, etc.  A travel agent already has logistics planned out.   There will be opportunities to extend the trip either before or after for more trekking if desired. Contact Kara Fedders,...

VOSH-CA is looking for ODs and SVOSH students for Feb. mission to Baja Mexico ( all expenses paid!)

VOSH-CA is looking for ODs and SVOSH students: Mission to Santa Rosalia, Baja California, Mexico (8 hour drive south of San Diego). There are 20 schools with 4000 students and teachers to screen and approximately 400 to examine. Driving down on Feb 25 and returning March 4 after whale petting on March 3 at Magdalena Bay. All expenses paid by their hosts, the Manhattan Beach Sister City (except airfare). organization. Contact Greg Pearl, OD...

Join VOSH-SD’s 43rd mission to Gomez Palacio, MX- Only airfare required

February 3-11, 2018 to Gomez Palacio, Mexico, VOSH-SD, Contact Jennifer Ness, moore300zx@yahoo.com, or sdvosh@gmail.com 605-210-3141   The Gomez Palacio Lions Club covers all of our transportation, food and lodging for the week. Doctors are only responsible for their airfare.   This is the 43rd mission to Gomez Palacio MX. We team up with the local Lions Club to serve the patients. Doctors need to bring basic equipment such as BIO, retniscope, trial lens kit. There is a slit lamp and auto-refractor at the Lions Club. Patient load is based on how many doctors we have.    Here’s a brief breakdown of the week: Saturday- arrival day- we will land in Torreon fairly late but the Lions Club will feed us and check us in to the hotel. Sunday- Mass at nearby church, lunch and set up the clinic then some sort of outing or watch the Super Bowl Monday & Tuesday- clinic 9am to around 6pm with an hour or so break for lunch Wednesday- clinic 9am to around 6pm with lunch, then a big party that night (wear dancing shoes) Thursday- clinic 9am to around 6pm with lunch Friday- clinic 9am to around 1pm, after lunch tear down clinic, rest on the afternoon is free until banquet (semi formal) Saturday- shopping, sight seeing, bbq, relax Sunday- fly...