Restoring Vision is offering free reading glasses and sunglasses for VOSH clinics.
As you know, a simple pair of reading glasses can transform the life of a person in need. With clear vision, the people you serve can once again work productively, care for their children, participate in their communities, and do so much more.
RestoringVision is a long-time partner of VOSH/International. Together with National Vision, we are offering a FREE reading glasses and sunglasses package for VOSH members. This package includes 300 pairs of reading glasses and 100 pairs of sunglasses. To take advantage of this special offer, please click here. To see what other packages we offer, click here.
No matter what part of the world you’re visiting, there’s always a need for reading glasses and vision protection. We encourage you to place your order today and give the gift of sight to the people you serve.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact brooke@restoringvision.org

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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