Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The VOSH eye clinic has just ended its 22nd mission to Dominica.

His Excellency the Acting President of Dominica, Conrad McIntyre visited VOSH’s 22nd mission’s work site on Thursday, January 21st.

His Excellency was taken on a tour of the mission’s set up at the Goodwill Parish Hall.  He also had his eyes checked.

The group, Volunteer Optometry Services for Humanity has visited the island yearly for the last 22 years with partnership with the Rotary Club.

Dr. Dan Wrubel heads the mission.

He told the media, “50 years ago, three optometrists in Kansas decided to go to less advantaged countries and help them with eye care. That’s where it started and now it has gone to 45 countries. There are 150 chapters in the United States and we’re from the Michigan chapter.”

The average VOSH mission has 18-20 and sees 600-900 patients on a mission.

However, the team which comes to Dominica has 37 members who usually see up to 1,800 persons.

Dr Wrubel explains that this is because of the exceptional Dominica experience and great synergy.

The team began its mission on January 18th and concluded today January 21st. Eye care was provided in Portsmouth, Marigot, St. Joseph, Grand Bay and Roseau.

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