VOSH International presented Dr. Greg Pearl with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Pearl is one of the founders of VOSH California. Since 1988 he has been an advocate for providing eye care to those in need throughout the world. Besides conducting VOSH clinics to El Salvador each Thanksgiving week, he volunteers his time to the Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles every Monday. His goal is to help provide sustainable eye care solutions in countries where the most need is.
Dr. Pearl helped to start the first Optometry school in Nicaragua. Also, the optometry school in Tijuana Mexico did not have any ophthalmic equipment or clinical rooms where the students could get hands-on training and practice. Dr. Pearl saw this need and helped to get the school what they needed. Dr. Pearl and his staff participate each year in the the program Optometry Give Sight. We are very proud of Dr. Pearl and his dedication to the under served population.
October 29-30, 2016 at Concorde Career College in Garden Grove
We are looking for volunteer ophthalmologists, optometrists, technicians, opticians, nurses, optometry students, dentists, dental hygienists, dental technicians, dental students, and general support staff (intake/registration, runners, chart holders for both vision and dental areas) to help us.
Contact Sam Hahn email@example.com
California Careforceclinic, Oct 28-30 in Sacramento more information: https://form.jotform.com/62046338300143
El Salvador – Thanksgiving Week 2016
Contact Dr. Greg Pearl for more information.
Spring Break week 2016 – Mexico
Loreto and La Purisima
Southern Baja California Mexico
Dr, Kageyama, Dr. Thu Nguyen, Dr. Ping Ye
3rd year Western University Optometry students:
Katherine Ha and Malia Sato
2nd year Berkeley School of Optometry students:
Kevin Wu and Valerie Tran
UCLA Undergrad student Andrew Kageyama
High School student Stephen Zhu
Trip Leader: Deborah Wright
We had a 3-day clinic in Loreto with our first host team then we were picked up
by our second team and we drove for 5-hours deep into mountains to the town of La Purisima.
Total exams provided = 700
Customer glasses made = 220
Cataract referrals = 30
Read this Blog Eye_Experience by Kevin Wu on our experience in Mexico.
Thanksgiving week 2015 – El Salvador
|Day 1: Nueva Concepcion||Day 2: La Palma||Day 3: Chalatenango|
|805 patients||748 patients||793 patients|
|468 glasses||505 glasses||522 glasses|
|Day 4: Agua Caliente||Day 5: El Coyolito|
|483 patients||310 patients|
|318 glasses||185 glasses|