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Upcoming Missions

Panama, February 2020

February, 2020

Gomez Palacio, Mexico. February 2020

February, 2020

Belize, October 26 – November 3, 2019

October 26 - November 3, 2019

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VOSH Minnesota is an organization dedicated to serving the vision needs of people around the world who cannot afford or do not have access to vision care.

We are a volunteer group of optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and concerned lay people who travel around the globe to help provide better sight to those less fortunate. Each VOSH mission is a unique and fascinating way to see and learn about another culture. You won’t find a more rewarding way to volunteer your time and talents than by participating in a VOSH mission. We hope you will be inspired to help us “Bring the World into Focus”!

Join us at VOSH eyeglass sorting work sessions.  We meet at Crystal Vision Clinic, 5200 Douglas Drive, Crystal MN 55429. Use the back entrance and go down the steps.  

Please visit our calendar for future workshops and events.  All are welcome to attend.

Pres. Hess receives Awards

President Jim Hess has recently been selected for two awards within the optometric community. The first was the Optometrist of the Year Award presented on Sept. 30, 2016 at the Minnesota Optometric Association annual awards dinner. The second is the Dr. Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award and will be presented at the VOSH / International annual meeting in Anaheim, CA in November 2016. This award recognizes Dr. Hess’ approximately 40 years of VOSH volunteer work. During that time, Dr. Hess has participated in 46 VOSH missions, the majority of which were missions that he led. He has also been President of VOSH / Minnesota for most of those years and is a past president of VOSH / International. Dr. Hess’s involvement in VOSH has been extraordinary, and we are happy that his dedication has been recognized by the larger VOSH community. Congratulations, Dr. Hess!
Dr. Terry Tancabel and Dr. Jim Hess at the MOA awards dinner.

Dr. Terry Tancabel and Dr. Jim Hess at the MOA awards dinner.

Contact us via our VOSH Minnesota President, Stacy Hinkemeyer at

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