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COME to the 2019 VOSH 27th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Sunday October 27, 2019






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 THIS!


The VOSH Fellowship fosters the development of humanitarian leaders to meet the challenge of VISION 2020 and to prepares individuals who may be asked to consult with governmental agencies, educational, private, or public institutions, and the media on issues related to the mission and vision of VOSH/International.

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Years in the planning with VOSH/International as a major collaborating partner, 19 Optometry students begin the long sought journey to build critically needed eye care capacity in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Read this exciting news in the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI OGS) release below. Past V/I President Dr. Dave McPhillips and Dr. Halpren are there representing VOSH/International.

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Jordan Kassalow awarded Humanitarian of Year, Bud Falkenhain awarded Lifetime Achievement, and Natalie Venezia presented with President Circle Award at the 2018 VOSH Annual Meeting.


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COPE Credit Opportunity through VOSH

CEWire2019 LAUNCHES COPE credits or not, IT’S HERE FOR YOU! VOSH partner CEwire for 2019 in January! And students or those who do not need cope credit can register for FREE!   For those who do need credits, the early bird price of the conference is $149 for all 56 credit hours. The early bird price ends on January 1st. Spread the word and check it out at:... 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