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What We Do

Vision means health, income and
education – especially for women and kids.

VOSH/International and VOSH Chapters are volunteers. That means that those who come on a clinic trip take time away from their jobs and families, pay their own expenses, including airfare and lodging, as well as other expenses. It is what makes VOSH VOSH! We are proud of that.

Our volunteers are licensed optometrists, opticians, health care providers and lay people. There are clinic trips both domestically as well as internationally, in over 30 countries, serving hundreds of thousands of patients.

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Upcoming Clinics

Every clinic is organized and run by individual trip leaders and hosts. Learn more about serving others and worldwide opportunities.

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Interested in getting involved? Find your local chapter and see how you can help.

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Recent News

COVID-19 Pandemic and VOSH Clinics:
Updated Guidance Note

Due to the quickly evolving situation regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, VOSH/International recommends suspending all domestic and international chapter clinics until further notice.

At a time when the coronavirus is spreading quickly in many parts of the world, the close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment presents significant risk.

Please understand that due to the organizational and legal structure of VOSH/International in relation to its chapters, the organisation cannot direct or control the decisions and/or actions of any chapter.

We can only provide our best well-informed guidance given the most up-to-date epidemiological and medical evidence.

VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO