VOSH Clinic Opportunity offered to Ecuador

Dr. Antonio Aguirre, is a SEE ophthalmologist who will be traveling to Zamora, Ecuador next year to perform 100 cataract surgeries. He has already worked at this particular location earlier this year, and one difficulty he mentioned was screening patients. He’s expressed a need for a more formalized screening system and asked for our help to recruit an optometrist or optician for the trip. He’ll be in Zamora the entire month of February 2019, but the screening will be more important for the first 1 or 2 weeks of February. Please contact Lia Giglio at SEE International if you are interested. ...

Optometrists needed to help in VSP Mobile Clinic in Chico, CA (Paradise Camp Fire)

VSP has established a Vision Mobile Clinic Outreach in Chico, CA to help those in the Paradise Camp Fire and is looking for ODs to help.  They need two doctors, one each of the following day for eight hours:  Saturday Dec 1st  Saturday Dec 8th  The VSP Mobile Clinic will be located at the Toys R Us parking lot:  Toys R Us  1919 E. 20th Street  Chico, Ca. 95828  Please call or email Gilbert Melgoza if you can volunteer.   Cell 916-715-4381.  Office 916-851-4571...

President’s Insight: Recap of VOSH Annual Meeting

VOSH Annual Meeting VOSH/International held its 26th Annual Meeting on October 13, 2018 in Montreal, Canada in collaboration with VOSH- Santa Cruz hosts of this event.  Eighty people from six countries, including India, Romania, Mexico, UK, USA and Canada, attended a full day of inspiring speakers, chapter update sessions, exhibitors and networking.  Father Pierre Labine and VOSH-Santa Cruz, https://voshohv.org/, have been an incredibly active VOSH chapter for over 20 years, helping people in their own community and around the world.  Their special guests to the meeting-Mrs. DÌaz and her son Gustavo- had been doing humanitarian work in their hometown and surrounding area in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and  collaborating with VOSH-Santa Cruz for over 20 years ago to provide eyecare and glasses to those in need.   Gustavo Diaz, gave a passionate and powerful presentation at the VOSH annual meeting about the impact of the work of this VOSH chapter on his community highlighting the important networks of local support that VOSH chapters are able to build with local community leaders .  Many other speakers also provided motivation and important information.  These included: Dr. Luigi Bilotto (BHVI) spoke on Sustainable Eye Health and Enhancing Optometry Around the World Dr. Yogita Rajgandhi (VOSH-India) spoke on the State of Optometric Care in India and how VOSH Can Help Dr. Vicki Weiss (VOSH-VA) spoke on VOSH Efforts Domestically and Keys to Success Catherine Lamorena and Yatzie Ponce provided information on Surgical Eye Expedition International and Partnership Opportunities Dr. Asa Morton, MD, spoke on Ophthalmological Collaboration with HELPS International Andrea Haymore and Kirstin Jones presented on the Essilor Vision Foundation’s New Programs to help VOSH for Local Outreach All...

SEE Offers Surgical Services on VOSH Missions

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International spoke at the VOSH annual meeting in Montreal in October, 2018. SEE collaborates with VOSH chapters to provide ophthalmological surgical humanitarian services, both domestically and internationally. If your mission trip is conducive to adding surgical services, please contact: Catherine Lamorena Vice President of programs.  175 Cremona Drive, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 catherine@seeintl.org   |  www.seeintl.org...