VOSH/International presents a Humanitarian of the Year Award to honor a VOSH member who has distinguished her or himself through leadership, invention, and public health practice or by transitioning clinics to sustainable eye care or furthering the understanding and correction of refractive error. The nominee must be a current member of a VOSH chapter or of VOSH/International.
To nominate an individual please complete the nomination form by May 15.
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The V/I Past Presidents and the current Board of Directors will vote upon the VOSH/International Humanitarian of the Year. The award will be presented at the VOSH/International Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on October 26-27, 2019. The recipient of the award will receive a stipend to offset his or her travel expenses to the meeting.
VOSH/International believes in the freedom to see. Providing the gift of vision and eye health to people worldwide. We facilitate the provision and the sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care. Our goal is to increase our global impact whenever possible by supporting sustainable eye clinics, optometry schools and optometric educators in areas lacking sufficient eye care.