VOSH mugs, T-shirts and pins are great to own or give as gifts

Buy them at the VOSH booth at optometric trade shows or on line. VOSH logo items are great as gifts to mission hosts, team members, speakers, and donors.

VOSH Mug $25.00

VOSH Pin $2.00

(minimum purchase of 10)

VOSH/International T-Shirts $20.00

VOSH Masks

In sizes large and small, with rubber ear loop adjusters. Can be ordered with the V/I Logo, as shown, or with your Chapter Logo (requires set up fee)

To purchase and for specific pricing, contact

Kirk Thomas (VOSH-MN)

3839 Washington Ave.N
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Bringing the World Into Focus: The Story of VOSH

Now available at

Praise for Bringing the World Into Focus: “I just received a gift copy from the Board and was humbled to learn much more about VOSH/International’s beginning than I realized. I surmise no matter how much or how little each contributed, it was the dedication of many that led to a movement of growth and achievement. Now in retirement I can look back on years with VOSH and feel proud of it.” Harry I. Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI, Director Emeritus
VOSH/International, Aug, 2017

Bernell Assessment

Kit for VOSH Clinics

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:


US Government Travel Advise:

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