About Our Chapter

The mission of VOSH PA is to provide eye care and glasses to the materially poor in developing countries through short-term mission trips and the training of local healthcare providers. VOSH PA is an affiliate elect of VOSH International, which is a worldwide organization founded by optometrists in 1971. There are 35 regional and 25 student chapters of VOSH International worldwide, who perform eye clinics in various parts of the world. Through VOSH International we are partnered with the World Health Organization and the World Council of Optometry to work to help to eliminate the preventable causes of blindness by the year 2020.

What We Do

Vision means health, income and
education – especially for women and kids.

VOSH/International and VOSH Chapters are volunteers. That means that those who come on a clinic trip take time away from their jobs and families, pay their own expenses, including airfare and lodging, as well as other expenses. It is what makes VOSH VOSH! We are proud of that.

Our volunteers are licensed optometrists, opticians, health care providers and lay people. There are clinic trips both domestically as well as internationally, in over 30 countries, serving hundreds of thousands of patients.

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