Volunteers Needed for Madagascar Sustainable Clinic

Do you have an interest in leading a VOSH mission trip to Madagascar to provide eye care service, while training and mentoring local eye care professionals? Two recent graduates from the School of Optometry in Mali are looking to establish sustainable eye care in their home country of Madagascar and are interested in partnering with a VOSH chapter. If you are interested, please contact Natalie Venezia, Executive Director of V/I mailto:venezia@vosh.org or Clive Miller CEO of Optometry Giving...

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...

Domestic Virginia RAM clinic needs Volunteers

March 5-6 RAM clinic at Southern Virginia University needs volunteers. We will be providing Vision, Dental and Medical care. Glasses will be made on site. We are looking for Optometrists, Ophthalmic Assistants, and Ophthalmologists. More info can be found here. Volunteers may sign up...

VOSH PA in need of OD for May Haiti Mission

VOSH PA is need an OD for our May 22 – 28 mission to Pont Sonde’ Haiti, 70 miles north of Port au Prince. This is our third year year in Pont. We will see 1200-1800 patients in five clinic days, at least three in local community health clinic and probably two remote clinics. Paul D Halpern, OD, Leader. Contact info:...

Remote Area Medical looking for Volunteers to Help Refugees

Remote Area Medical™ (RAM™) has been sending teams of volunteers to go to Greece to help in what has become the largest movement of refugees since World War II. But we need to do more. Please help us to recruit volunteers starting immediately in 2016.  Optometrists and other eye specialists are needed to prescribe eye glasses for adults and children who have lost their glasses, or perhaps never had a pair in their war torn communities.  We also need dentists to relieve pain from infected teeth, as well as pediatricians, women’s health specialists, nurses, EMTs, and other folks who just feel the urge to help. Please call your nearest RAM Recruiting Station at 865 579 1530, www.ramusa.org or email Stan Brock stanbrock@ramusa.org or Oriane Leake...