Practical Spanish in Eyecare Book
AOA Spanish Exam Guide
Common Eye Condition Explanations
Mission Insurance: VOSH Chapters have obtained insurance for their mission trips from Gallagher Charitable: https://www.travelwithgallagher.com Gallagher provides short and long term liability and other insurance coverage, including professional liability insurance for foreign clinics. https://www.travelwithgallagher.com/full-line-of-products.aspx
Sustainable Clinics Need VOSH Teams: Work at a VOSH “Ready Made” Clinic: These locations have sustainable clinics servicing the local populations and need your VOSH team to come work at the clinic. This is a simple way to serve others with less planning.
Haiti Clinic contact vosh@VOSH.org
Nicaragua contact vosh@VOSH.org
El Salvador, ASAPROSAR
El Salvador, FUDEM
Lecture: Hybrid Lenses (in Spanish) to students at Universidad de El Salvador School of Optometry, Michael Ciszek, OD, FVI, Dipl ABO in coordination with Liliana Alfaro, SVOSH Chapter Faculty Adviser, January 25, 2021
SVOSH Leadership Conference, “Eye Exams Outside the Traditional Lane,” providing clinical tips for US and international students, Michael Ciszek, OD, FVI, Dipl ABO and Craig Bowen, OD, February 18, 2021
Practical Workshop on Corneal GP Lens Design, Fitting and Evaluation, A collaborative project with the School of Optometry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Dr. Edward S. Bennett, March 8, 2021
VOSH Website Webinar Assistance, March 2021 (a6dbQ#W0)
USA AND PUERTO RICO
VOSH-ONE (OF NEW ENGLAND) (CT.MA,ME,NH,RI,VT)
OUTSIDE THE USA
VOSH-BRITISH COLUMBIA (TWECS), CANADA
VOSH-HONDURAS (FUNDACION PARA SERVICIOS MEDICOS VOLUNTARIOS)
VOSH- QUEBEC (SANTA CRUZ) CANADA
Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.
We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.
If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules. VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.
We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context. You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here
Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:
World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html
Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.
John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI