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

 

VOSH Interns Needed!

Work with Board Members to further our Mission

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President’s Insight: Essilor Vision Foundation Supports VOSH Chapters

In March, we had a chapter relations phone call with Andrea Haymore from the Essilor Vision Foundation, and I’d like to share with our chapters this opportunity to collaborate with the Essilor Vision Foundation and tap into their Corporate Mission offerings. — Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) is a non-profit organization committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. EVF directly serves youth across the country providing eye exams and glasses, and supports vision charities and optometrists who serve underprivileged populations in the US with in-kind stock lenses and lab services. EVF looks to offset costs so charitable agencies and optometrists can extend their outreach and sustain their efforts.  How it Works: Vision partners are responsible for securing frames EVF will provide a charitable lab account and online order entry for charitable jobs via a frame-to-come model at no-cost Sign up online to express interest: Complete the VOSH intake form: https://evf.wufoo.com/forms/m16cdnta0c9xwgx/ Or visit: evfusa.org and Select Engage/Partners to complete initial inquiry form While EVF focuses on domestic vision needs, 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5NVG), a Corporate Mission program, addresses the 2.5 Billion people in the world who need vision services. 2.5NVG supports the need through Ready2Clip prescription eyewear. Ready2Clip is a glasses technology available outside the US with pre-edged lenses, where left and right are interchangeable across a large frame selection. There is a nominal cost to purchase Ready2Clip eyewear – for less cost than a return flight to dispense. Contact Shindhe Gunputh (shindhe.gunputh@essilor.com) for more information or to purchase Ready2Clip glasses.  Essilor Vision Foundation is a proud sponsor of Optometry Cares® – The AOA Foundation’s Healthy... read more

ODs Needed for Jamaica Medical Mission

Jamaica Medical Mission from June 10-17, 2017.  Looking for 2 more Optometrists to join 2 ODs and 14 Optometry students to serve the rural villages near Montego Bay as part of an annual medical mission consisting of 75 doctors, nurses, and humanitarians.  AOJAH (the Alliance of Jamaican & American Humanitarians) will be diagnosing and treating glaucoma and cataracts, as well as providing free eye exams and glasses. We will be staying at the beautiful RIU International Resort in Ocho Rios.  Please let me know ASAP if interested since there is a deadline to process paperwork. Contact Maxwell.X.Cheng@kp.org Thank you!!! Maxwell Cheng, OD Chief of Optometry WLA/IVC Department of Optometry Kaiser... read more