VOSH Recognized in Foresight Magazine

VOSH and its student divison, SVOSH, is recognized by Foresight Magazine for the impact it has on the people it brings sight to, as well as the members of the organization. I anticipated to have a trip that would be clinically fulfilling yet I was mistaken, because it was much more; the trip was unforgettable, rewarding, and heartfelt. –Arieneh Tahmasian, PCO Class fo 2017 Read the full article...

President’s Insight March 2016: Bringing the World into Focus – A History of VOSH

We have something exciting happening at VOSH. Michel Listenberger, OD, FVI and VOSH Historian is writing a book, “Bringing the World into Focus – A History of VOSH”. The origin of the book came about when Michel assumed the role of VOSH historian. As he sorted through the VOSH archives, read past newsletters, legal documents and stories that have been handed down through the years, the importance of preserving this part of VOSH history became apparent. Michel, a published author, brought the proposal of a VOSH history book to the board and we are happy to see this project develop. Why is this exciting? It’s important to know who we are and part of that is where we’ve come from. Many dedicated people have moved VOSH along so that is has become the wonderful international NGO that is it. The beauty of the book is that Michel has been able to interview many of the past presidents and board members. The book chronicles the origins and advancements of VOSH over the last several decades. Want to find out more about VOSH’s expansion into Africa, our TTP (Technology Transfer Program), chapter growth, and read funny, entertaining and emotional VOSH stories? All this will be in the 150-200 page history of VOSH book. You are invited to make a donation of any amount to support the upcoming book written by noted author and fellow VOSHer, Dr. Michel Listenberger. Donations are tax deductible. If you’re generous enough to donate $1,000 by April 15, 2016 your name will be “credited” in the front of the book. Ellen L. Weiss, OD,...

Mobile Eye Clinic offered to VOSH Chapters

VOSH-Montreal was offered this mobile eye clinic by the Lions Club. They are unable to use it and are offering it to other VOSH Chapters. It is fully equipped, e.g. slit lamp, etc.  If you are interested, please contact VOSH@vosh.org Brand  Ford Model Econoline E350 Year of Fabrication  1988 Origin  Canada VIN number – 1FDKE30M0JHB14397 Capacity (number of passengers)  2 Lenght  29 feet 10 inches Wideth  7 feet   8 inches    Height    10 feet  5 inches Weight – Net weight 4730 kg Km – 242500 km Color  White Combustible: diesel Other: There is a hydraulic system to balance  and stabilize the truck once it is installed. There is air conditioning and...

President’s Insight February 2016: Making Connections

Attending an optometry continuing education meeting any time soon?  VOSH exhibits yearly at the Heart of America Congress, SECO, Vision Source, AOA, Vision Expo West, Academy and various other meetings. If you’re in the exhibit hall, we’d love to have you stop by and say hello. We’re always looking for volunteers to staff the various exhibit halls, so please shoot me an email if this interests you. Why does VOSH exhibit? One reason is visibility. Our webpage is user friendly and full of great information, but there’s a personal connection when we can visit one on one as we swap stories. It’s always nice when people stop by and comment how they went on a trip as s student, and their life is now to the point where they want to again become involved. VOSH visibility is also important to other vendors. Companies know what VOSH is about, and we’ve built great connections and resources in the exhibit halls visiting with the other vendors. Another reason to exhibit is to increase membership. It’s an effective recruitment tool for local chapters to work the booth space when a meeting is in their region. What will you find at our VOSH booth? We have a variety of one page flyers that allow people to gather information and read about what is relevant to them. These may include local chapter information, clinic opportunities, and information on our TTP program, VOSH Corps, and annual meeting.  So the next time you’re at a meeting, take a few minutes to stop by a visit. SAVE THE DATE: The 2016 VOSH/International Annual Meeting will be in...

Optometrists: Support VOSH and Earn CE!

SUPPORT VOSH WHILE YOU OBTAIN YOUR COPE-APPROVED CE CEwire2016, the largest virtual continuing education conference for optometrists, is now open for early registration. With 50 COPE-approved credit hours, top speakers, and a large virtual exhibit hall with vendor discounts, CEwire2016 is the most convenient, affordable and fun way to help meet your CE requirements without leaving home.  The show will be broadcast “live” online on January 16 & 17, 2016 and the recorded sessions will be available “on demand” for all registrants to view through May 1st, 2016. Profits from the event are to be distributed to both the American Optometric Foundation and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH/International). Early registration pricing for the conference is $129 for an individual OD, or $199 for an “Office Pass” that covers all ODs and staff in your office. To get more information or to register for the conference, please visit: http://www.cewire2016.com To learn more about Internet CE and the number of allowable credits in each state,...