Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH) has closed the curtains on its twenty-fifth visit to Dominica in Roseau at the Goodwill Parish Hall.
According to Team Leader Dr Dan, the team of 37 members expected to attend approximately 1800 individuals from across the island during their week’s stay.
“We have 10 Doctors and 7 students, the rest are lay volunteers and 3 of them are from the island we’ve actually trained to help us… we’ve been here one week; 1800 people, 5000 pairs of glasses.”
Dr Dan told GIS that majority of young individuals seen had issues with either far or short-sightedness while glaucoma was seen in older patients.
Meanwhile, President of the Dominica Rotary Club Cecil Shillingford reported, over the years there has been an increase in the number of individuals seen by the VOSH team. “Every year we see an increase because it seems to be something people look out for.”
The Rotary Club of Dominica hosts the VOSH eye care mission annually as part of a collaboration between the Rotary Clubs of Michigan and Dominica supported by VOSH International.