“If I Can See Better, I Will Learn Better

“IF I CAN SEE BETTER, I WILL LEARN BETTER” is UNAN OPTOMETRY AND VOSH-NICARAGUA CAMPAIGN  Ben Koenig, VOSH/International’s recent VOSH Corps placement at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Managua (UNAN) is interviewed here by TV channel 15 in Nicaragua. Ben, just working on improving his Spanish speaking skills, did this interview entirely in Spanish. Click on the link below to hear the Spanish interview.  To our Spanish speaking VOSHers – How’d Ben do? The “If I can see better, I can learn better” campaign’s purpose is to identify children with refractive error and binocular vision problems that UNAN can help to allow the children to learn better in school. UNAN is working with an organization called EDUCO to provide glasses for the children who need them. The campaign begins in Managua in 2018. Ben is acting as an adviser for VOSH-Nicaragua, and will be one of the supervising doctors for UNAN optometry students during the campaign.  ...

VOSH work recognized in Nicaragua

A local newspaper in Nicaragua recently recognized the work that VOSH and SVOSH are doing in their country. VOSH has done work in Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa and Jinotega, Nicaragua. See the article at this...

SVOSH Video Contest

Also congratulations to second place, SVOSH-Phillipines, Manilla Central University for a wonderful video “Saving Sight IS Winning Together.” And the close third and great fun was SVOSH-Illinois College of Optometry and “The SVOSH Olympics.” All had to relate to the theme of the meeting, “Winning...

AND THE SVOSH VIDEO WINNER IS…..

Congratulations to The Ohio State University!! Separated by just two votes from the almost 100 attending the VOSH Annual meeting in Chicago yesterday, the winning entry was from SVOSH-Ohio State University for their superb video “Nicaragua working with...

Dr. Ellis Potter’s Accepts Prestigious VOSH/International Dr. Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award

VOSH/International presents the prestigious VOSH/INTERNATIONAL DR. HARRY I. ZELTZER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to a person who has been recognized during a lifetime of service to humanity for improving visual welfare through leadership, invention, public health, developing sustainable eye care and furthering the understanding and correction of refractive error. It is not an annual award and meets the highest criteria that exemplifies the spirit of VOSH/International. The Dr. Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award was presented this year at the 25th VOSH Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on October 14, 2017 to C. Ellis Potter, OD, FAAO, FVI. These are the remarks he made when accepting this prestigious award:             This is a huge honor to be not only associated with, but named as a recipient for the Harry Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award named after my friend and colleague, Dr. Harry Zeltzer.  Harry is one of the greats, a hall of famer for VOSH/International.  When I was President, he served not only as VOSH executive director but as a personal mentor and advisor.  We had many conversations. I can’t say enough about him as a friend and colleague.  I was truly blessed to have his aid and blessed for you to consider me in the same league with him.                           VOSH/International has come a long way in the last 10-15 years.  We have evolved.  We have used our International contacts to serve hundreds of thousands of patients in thousands of clinics with thousands of volunteers.  We have helped build and support the development of sustainable eye care systems in developing countries.  We have improved our administration with an informative web site, using conference...