VOSH Texas has successful clinic trips

The first two VOSH Texas clinics of this year were highly successful. We were a little short of ODs for the spring clinic with only 3 in attendance, but by working late we managed to care for over 300 patients, sending over 100 for cataract surgery. We always have a great surgical team to refer to. The summer clinic was attended by 5 SVOSH students from SUNY in New York as well as 4 recent OD graduates, two from U of H and 2 from Aguascalientes. We had one VOSH OD from Penticton, British Columbia and one from Cuauhtemoc, Mexico. This team pretty well filled our 10 exam rooms and around 800 patients were examined and over 150 were sent to surgery.   Our fall clinic will be the week of September 10th. Four ODs are already registered! Applications can be found at: guerreroclinic.org! Two of our members attended the VOSH conference in Denver two weeks ago where we learned of the other great work VOSH is doing around the world. As a result of this Denver meeting, we learned more about The Essilor Vision Foundation and its great work with VOSH.  VOSH Texas is now a partner with The Essilor Vision Foundation and takes advantage of the services and materials offered by them. If you wish more info about this Foundation, please contact me or the EVF web site.   Tom Pruett,...

VOSH-CT seeking suggestions for alternative mission sites for January 2019

VOSH-CT has been servicing the San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and surrounding areas since January 2002.  Given the current political situation in Nicaragua it is unknown at this time whether or not our mission that is currently scheduled for January 5-13, 2019 will be able to proceed.  We are currently seeking suggestions for alternative mission sites during that time frame of January 5-13, 2019 that can accommodate 8-10 ODs, 30-40 optometry students and approximately 20 additional support staff.  Please contact VOSH-CT at Audbl@aol.com or call...

VOSH-MI looking for ODs to join clinic team to Kenya

VOSH-MI is planning a return trip to Nakuru, Kenya on January 11-25, 2019. We are looking for two Optometrists to join our team. Please contact Nelson Edwards, OD ngedwards.o.d@gmail.com for more information. This is a VOSH Michigan chapter mission. We are hosted in country by Rotary clubs in Nairobi and Nakuru. Lodging will be in hotels and after mission, we have r&r planned in the Maasai Mara national park with safaris. Costs include airfare from Detroit about $900, and in country cost of...

VOSH BC/TWECS looking for volunteers for Nicaragua mission

VOSH BC/ TWECS CANADA has a project to Jiquilillo and Chinandega Nicaragua from November 11-18th 2018. Host: Gerry Caceres, Caridad Caceres and Chinandega Firefighters.   Place: Montys Beach Lodge http://montysbeachlodge.com/ All meals and snacks included.  Activities available are Surfing, Bicycle, Horse back riding, Volcano Sand Boarding, Paddle boarding, Mangrove Estuary exploration and Volcano Hike. If interested please email Dr. Marina Roma-March...

Need ODs at RAM Event!

HELP!  We are having a Remote Access Medical (RAM) event  in Durant, OK at the college campus, on June 2 & 3rd.  We need volunteer optometrist for this 2 day event.  Please contact me if you can help.  Deborah Hadley at deborah@rhnok.org. Please visit www.rhnok.org or...