Join VOSH/International chapters in a special virtual event
This year we will miss the personal interaction but we hope that our first virtual Annual Meeting will be as exciting and interesting as in previous years.

This year’s theme “Envisioning a new world reinforces our commitment to a world where everyone has access to eye health and vision care that is affordable, accessible and of high professional standards.  The program includes sessions on technology and vision rehabilitation, tele-health, school screenings, assessing patients with disabilities and eye health care in conflict and disaster affected populations. Two of them will be COPE accredited.

We will honour the recipients of the 2020 Humanitarian of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as new members to the Franklin Harms Society, the Fellowship of VOSH/International and the winners of the video contest.

We warmly invite you to join us for a day of sharing and learning from the comfort of your own home. 
The programme and other relevant information is available here
Send your nominations for the VOSH/International Awards
We are still receiving nominations for our prestigious awards: the Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2020 Humanitarian of the Year Award. All VOSH/International chapters are encouraged to nominate a deserving member. Deadline is September 18th. More information and the nomination forms are in the links below:

For more information please contact Neelam Patadia, OD, Secretary VOSH/International Board of Directors at
Video contest
2020 is a key year for vision and an unprecedented year for the world as a whole.

This year's video contest, VOSH/International would like you to share your chapters' insights on what type of new world you like to see post-COVID-19 and how optometrists can make those insights a reality. 

Send your 1 to 3 minutes entries by October 31st to
Be recognised in the Franklin Harms Society
Membership to the Franklin Harms Society recognizes those optometrists, and other volunteers who have served on 10 or more domestic or foreign VOSH humanitarian clinics.
The requirements are:
  • To have participated in a minimum of 10 humanitarian clinics, domestic or foreign.
  • To be a current member of a VOSH chapter.
  • Complete the application form

New members to the Franklin Harms Society will be recognized at the VOSH/International Annual Meeting.
Become a Student Fellow of VOSH/International
Becoming a Student Fellow of VOSH/International (SFVI) is a great way to get involved in the organization and be recognized for your passion and commitment to the core values of VOSH/International.

One option to become a SFVI is to attend the Annual Meeting. Read more details here
Do not forget to buy your VOSH/International T-shirt
Consider getting a beautiful VOSH/International T-shirt or a coffee mug from our online shop to attend the Annual Meeting in full VOSH attire.

Make your orders here
We look forward to your participation
If you have any questions, please contact us at
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