Some members of the VOSH team attaending mass at The Holy Spirit Chapel at Loubiere

Some members of the VOSH team attaending mass at The Holy Spirit Chapel at Loubiere. Photo: Rosie Felix

The Rotary Club of Dominica is hosting its 22nd VOSH Mission across the country. The mission will be held from Monday, January 18 to Thursday, January 21, 2016.

VOSH – Volunteer Optometry Services for Humanity, a non-governmental, non sectarian, apolitical organization is dedicated to the provision of eye and vision care services for those who are below the poverty level and without access to local eye care.

The Rotary Club’s VOSH team will provide eye and vision care services this week at health centers in Portsmouth, Marigot, St. Joseph, Grand Bay and in Roseau at the Goodwill Parish Hall.

Persons requiring eye and vision care should proceed to the Portsmouth Health Center on Monday, January 18 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, in Wesley on Tuesday, January 19 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, at the Grand Bay and St. Joseph Health Centers on Wednesday, January 20 from 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon and at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Thursday, January 21, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

The VOSH Mission will be under the Management of Dr. Dan Wrubel.

President of Dominica, H.E. Charles Savarin and Mrs. Savarin are expected to visit the VOSH Mission at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Thursday, January 21.

A lunch meeting will also be held for the team on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Fort Young Hotel. The Hon. Minister for Health, Dr. Kenneth Darroux along with other Senior Health Officials will be in attendance.

The Rotary Club of Dominica teamed up with the Rotary Club of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, USA 22 years ago to conduct the highly anticipated annual VOSH Mission to Dominica, which has been successful since its inception.

On average over 1,500 people receive complete eye examinations each year and prescription eyeglasses and “sun shades” are dispensed at each visit.