Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity/International

A Non-Profit Organization on a Mission to bring Vision to Every Person on the Planet

The Voice of Optometry in Developing Nations Since 1971

25th VOSH Annual Meeting 2017

Join Us October 13 & 14, 2017

Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL

Contact wright@vosh.org for more information

Bringing the World Into Focus: The Story of VOSH

 

Learn more about the beginnings and history of VOSH. Available on Amazon.com today!

(Use this link when purchasing on Amazon so all eligible shopping will benefit VOSH/International http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1093763

Purchase Today!

Dr. Ellis Potter is awarded the Academy's 2017 Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

“Dr. Potter is a shining example of a life so rare in continuing humanitarianism. He leads by example and has inspired many.”  Harry I. Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI

Read more about Dr. Ellis Potter

VOSH Signs Agreement to Establish First-Ever Optometry School in Haiti

Memorandum of Agreement signed for Haiti School of Optometry

Read Full Article

VOSH Interns Needed!

Work with Board Members to further our Mission

Learn More

Bringing the World Into Focus: The story of VOSH

Praise for Bringing the World Into Focus: 

“I just received a gift copy from the Board and was humbled to learn much more about VOSH/International’s beginning than I realized. I surmise no matter how much or how little each contributed, it was the dedication of many that led to a movement of growth and achievement. Now in retirement I can look back on years with VOSH and feel proud of it.”

-Harry I. Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI, Director Emeritus VOSH/International

Now Available on Amazon.com

VOSH-Illinois: Chapter of the Month-June 2017

HISTORIC VOSH-ILLINOIS: JUNE CHAPTER OF THE MONTH An extraordinary four decades of history and level of activity lead to a well deserved recognition for VOSH-Illinois as Chapter of the Month. Read on for the summary from Chapter President Andrew Kohn: The Illinois chapter of VOSH was founded in 1976 and has provided eyecare locally and on missions to over 40 countries. Over the past 12 months, VOSH Illinois has completed service trips to Guatemala, Baja California, and El Salvador. An additional trip to Mexico is planned for November of 2017. Recent local activity includes screenings and care for disabled individuals in a nursing facility, a group of refugees, and a group of impoverished young mothers and their children. Our membership feels privileged to have the opportunity to serve those in need and looks forward to doing so for many years to... read more

We are looking for a VOSH team to come to Eastern Uganda

Date: 24 March 2017 Name: John Robert Email: plow127ug@gmail.com Please tell us in which category to post your message: We are looking for a VOSH team to come to our area What would you like your message to say?: We are community  based Faith  Non-profit,  Non-governmental,  organisation  working  in rural -low income  families  in Eastern Uganda. We are looking  for volunteers  to come and carry out eye medical services  in communities  we are working  with. Please  we look  forward  to hear from  you  real soon... read more

Looking for a VOSH team to help in Ethiopia

FROM: Roger Clapp Himalayan Cataract Project 57 So Main St. PO Box 55, VT Waterbury/05676 United States rclapp@cureblindness.org Himalayan Cataract Project works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a world class eye care infrastructure. Recently we’ve been working on biometry with our local implementing partner community hospitals in Ethiopia to improve patients eyesight after receiving cataract surgery. A donor who is a practicing optometrist suggested that we contact you to explore possible collaboration. From your website, it looks like most, if not all of your volunteer opportunities are in Mexico, Central America, South America or the Carribean where HCP is not yet working. However there was a 2014 posting of a VOSH Corp opportunity in Ethiopia. I wondering if you have any affiliates there and if there would be any opportunity for collaboration. Thank you. Roger... read more

Offer to host a VOSH trip in Guadalajara, Mexico

From LUCAS HANEY, OD LUKEHANEY@HOTMAIL.COM I’m not sure if it’s of value to you guys or not, but I am an O.D. living as a missionary with Y.W.A.M. here in a city south of Guadalajara, Mexico. I’m on a beautiful 3 acre campus with plenty of room to host a team. I don’t know how to lead or organize a team, but I have been involved in an Optometry mission trip before. I’m here and happy to help…for what it’s worth! God Bless, -Dr.... read more