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Ecuador NGO Is Looking for a VOSH Team in 2019

Fundación El Cielo Para los Niños (http://www.elcieloparalosninos.org) is a non profit organization looking for VOSH eye care teams to serve poor people in rural school areas in the Bolívar Province and Amazon regions, near Guayaquil, Ecuador.Patient load is anticipated to be at least 500 people, children, and adults.Fundación El Cielo Para los Niños will be able to assist with necessary paperwork for customs and for the ministry of health, will provide all the facilities necessaries for the good outcome of the medical mission, and typically will provide all in-country transportation, provide for your group lunches, juices, tea, coffee, chocolates, and will assist with affordable yet nice hotel accommodations. Please contact: Byron... read more

SAVE THE DATE for the VOSH 2019 Annual Meeting!

SAVE THE DATE and MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the next VOSH Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Sunday October 27, 2019 The 27th VOSH Annual Meeting will be held immediately after the 3rd World Congress of Optometry presented by the World Council of Optometry in partnership with the American Academy of Optometry (Oct. 23-26, 2019).  Fittingly, as the meeting is near Disney World, the theme at the VOSH Annual Meeting will be “Big Vision, Small World”, looking at optometry globally. There will be exciting international speakers and relevant breakout sessions and participation by all chapters present.  We are all passionate about serving others through VOSH. SO YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS... read more

2Win Camera for Sale to a VOSH Chapter

The Alberta College and Association (ACAO) is selling a 2Win Camera. The Kit includes the camera, a USB cord, a  2Win Operator Manual, 2 batteries and a memory card.Available: Immediately. Price: $7000 OBO. Contact: Ruta Nuguse,ruta@acao.ca, 780-429-2694... read more

Interested in an hand held autorefractor for your VOSH clinic?

PlenOptika has a special offer for VOSH AND SVOSH members.   The PlenOptika auto-refractor list price is $6,490. It’s available to VOSH members through February 15th for $5,950 and includes a Bluetooth printer ($220 value).  See https://plenoptika.com/ If interested, please contact Plenoptika directly to purchase the AR. Shivang Dave, PhD, CEO sales@plenoptika.com (m) 617.862.2203... read more

Optometrists needed to help in VSP Mobile Clinic in Chico, CA (Paradise Camp Fire)

VSP has established a Vision Mobile Clinic Outreach in Chico, CA to help those in the Paradise Camp Fire and is looking for ODs to help.  They need two doctors, one each of the following day for eight hours:  Saturday Dec 1st  Saturday Dec 8th  The VSP Mobile Clinic will be located at the Toys R Us parking lot:  Toys R Us  1919 E. 20th Street  Chico, Ca. 95828  Please call or email Gilbert Melgoza if you can volunteer.   Cell 916-715-4381.  Office 916-851-4571... read more

SEE Offers Surgical Services on VOSH Missions

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International spoke at the VOSH annual meeting in Montreal in October, 2018. SEE collaborates with VOSH chapters to provide ophthalmological surgical humanitarian services, both domestically and internationally. If your mission trip is conducive to adding surgical services, please contact: Catherine Lamorena Vice President of programs.  175 Cremona Drive, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 catherine@seeintl.org   |  www.seeintl.org... read more

SVOSH-Salus in Search of VOSH Mission to Join

 SVOSH- Salus would like to join a VOSH Chapter on one of their trips around May 13-19 or August 12-18, 2019. If you have a trip around those dates and would like to have the help of enthusiastic optometry students, please contact Lauren Furicchia, president of SVOSH Salus... read more

VOSH-CT to Host RAM Clinic Site

VOSH-CT will be providing eye care services at the RAM USA (Remote Access Medical) clinic site June 20-23, 2019 in Emporia, VA. Optometrists, optometry students, and optometric assistants are needed. Space is limited an emission members are urged to commit as soon as possible. The clinic site is within one day’s drive of New England. For further information contact Dr. Matthew Blondin or Audrey at... read more