Category Archives: Past Trips

Past VOSH California Clinics

2018 Past Trips

Tecate, Mexico –  Feb 17, March 17, April 21, May 19 and June 16.  Contact: Greg Pearl

El Porvenir, Baja California, Mexico

Veteran’s Stand Down in Vista CA, Jan 25-28

Santa Rosalia, Baja California Mexico – Feb. 25 – March 4th.

Nicaragua – March 25 – April 1st

Fiji – Feb 24 – March 4th 2018 , Contact:  John Larcabal

California CareForce Clinic in Indio CA, March 23-25. Contact: Greg Pearl

Nicaragua – May 27- June 3. Contact: Greg Pearl

Kenya – June. Contact:  John Larcabal

Peru – July, Contact:  John Larcabal

Israel – September, Contact:  John Larcabal


Spring Break 2017 – Chiapas, Mexico
Week of May 20-28

During the last week of May, our VOSH group in coordination with Help Chiapas,  provided Optometric care to the indigenous people of Ignacio Allende, Tumbala in Chiapas Mexico. From the flight arrival into Villahermosa, the location was 6 hours away deep into the jungles of Chiapas. The 3 day clinic provided more than 415 eye exams to these descendants of the Mayan culture. The group was able to provide eye exams including glaucoma care, custom glasses, readers, sunglasses, as well as coordination with Ophthalmology for a retinal detachment, cataract surgeries, and continued glaucoma care.

Optometrists: David T. Kageyama, OD / Thu Nguyen, OD / Ping Ye, OD
2nd year students from SUNY:
Jason Gebran – SVOSH President
Nancy Liu / Phil Nguyen / Nicole Poon / Elizabeth Zhu /
Optometric Assistant:
Mayra Bonilla / Rosa Sanchez Sanchez
Development Director of Help Chiapas:
Alianna Hutchinson

Special thanks to Dr. Jorge Aranda Tello of Opticas Jarmar for all his help in coordinating our care with Ophthalmology as well with the lab for the custom eyewear.

Also a great big thank you to Alianna Hutchinson for making this amazing trip happen.

Total eye exams:  415

Eyewear provided: 277

Sunglasses: 66