Be part of the solution:

Donate or request used optometric equipment

Help a clinic or school envision its future

The VOSH/INTERNATIONAL Resource Management Team partnering with Optometry Giving Sight welcomes your interest in our Technology Transfer Program (TTP). VOSH, through TTP, collects, restores and ships used optometric equipment, lenses and frames to needy clinics, teaching institutions, hospitals and NGO’s. VOSH/INTERNATIONAL is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

VOSH accepts the following equipment as donations (however please inquire at stacy@VOSH.org if you do not see your item on the list):

Autorefractors, handheld and desktop.
Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopes (Heine)
Bio-microscopes (Slit Lamp)
Contrast Sensitivity Tester
Frames (plastic in particular)
Frame Warmer
Groovers
Hand Edgers, Edgers using patterns
Hand Tools
Instrument Recharging Wells
Keratometers, manual
Lens Blanks Glass, CR39, Bifocals, Progressive
Lens Blank Finisher
Lensometers, manual

Near Point Acuity Cards
Optical Rulers
Phoropters
Projectors
Pupilometers
Radius-gauge or Radioscope
Readers, Single Vision and Bifocals
Retinoscopes and Ophthalmoscopes with various types of handles
Staking Sets
Sunglasses
Tangent Screen and Visual Field Testers
Tonometers, Schiotz, NCT, Keeler PulseAir
Trial Lens Kits and Trial Lens Frames
Vision Testers, mostly Keystone

VOSH currently has the following equipment to loan to VOSH Chapters in good standing (however please inquire at stacy@VOSH.org if you do not see your desired item on the list):

Autorefractor, handheld
Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope (Heine) Ophthalmoscopes
Bio-microscopes (Slit Lamp)
Frames
Frame Warmer
Groovers
Hand Edgers, Edgers using patterns
Hand Tools
Instrument Recharging Wells
Keratometers, manual
Lensometers, manual
Near Point Acuity Cards
Optical Rulers
Phoropters
Radius-gauge or Radioscope
Readers, Single Vision and Bifocals
Retinoscopes and Ophthalmoscopes with various types of handles
Staking Sets
Sunglasses
Tangent Screen and Visual Field Testers
Trial Lens Kit and Trial Lens Frame
WA Spot Vision Screener

Please note: Occasionally equipment donated may not be needed or suitable for current TTP needs and may be sold or otherwise disposed of by VOSH.

Questions: Please contact Dr. David Stacy, Chair of the Technology Transfer Program (TTP): stacy@vosh.org or 480.737.7642

Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

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 CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

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

President, VOSH/International

January 2021