VOSH Minnesota is a 501(c)3 non-profit 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”!
Please visit our calendar for future workshops and events. All are welcome to attend.
A huge thank you to Dr. Stacy Hinkemeyer-Colatrella for being such a fantastic president for VOSH Mn. Dr. Stacy will remain very active in VOSH, and we can’t imagine it without her. She will assist our amazing VOSH Mn Secretary, Dr. Katie Tancabel-Aleckson, with newsletters. Thank you both!
We also thank Dr. Jim Hess who served for many years as VOSH president and past-president. Your wisdom and guidance are so appreciated. Dr. Jim also plans to still be involved with VOSH Mn for which we are so thankful.
Thank you to Dr. Annika Anderson for leading social media for us and to Dr. Shelby May and new board member, DeNell B. who will take over this role. If you have anything you want to have posted, please email Dr. Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will make sure it reaches our new social media team.
Eyeglass Donations are now being accepted at the following locations via drop off during regular clinic hours or delivery:
Blaine Eye Clinic
12170 Aberdeen St NE
Blaine, MN 55449
PineCone Vision Center
2180 Troop Drive
Sartell, MN 56377
**Donated eyeglasses are also accepted at our Minnesota Optometric Booths during the fall and annual meetings. Kits will be available if you want to sort/neutralize/bag donated glasses at your location. You can either then ship the glasses or bring them to the next meeting.