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SVOSH

Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) is a student organization devoted to the prevention and treatment of vision care needs in impoverished areas. The primary mission of SVOSH International is to facilitate the provision of vision care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.


Each year NSU-OCO SVOSH takes a week-long trip to Roatan, Honduras to provide eye exams to that beautiful island community. Throughout the year, NSU-OCO SVOSH organizes fundraisers to raise money for the trip.

For more information, please contact Dr. Alissa Proctor, Faculty Advisor at proctor1@nsuok.edu

 

Officers

  • President: Brooke Pankhurst
  • President-Elect: Aubry Tackett
  • Executive Director: Heather Polson
  • Treasurer: Jessica Livermont
  • Secretary: Katherine Nguyen
  • Verification and Fabrication:
    Macy Arp and Baylee Moles
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alissa Proctor

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Mission Trips

 

Eye Exam - Flippers

Eye Exam - Flippers

Group Photo

Group Photo

Eye Exam - Visual Acuity

Eye Exam - Visual Acuity

Eye Exam - Auto Refraction

Eye Exam - Auto Refraction

Aboard the bus

Aboard the bus

Eye Exam - Auto Refraction

Eye Exam - Auto Refraction

Eye Exam - iCare

Eye Exam - iCare

Mission Trip 2017 Honduras.

Mission Trip 2011 Honduras.

VOSH 2011
Guatemala NSUOCO SVOSH Members Back Row, from the left: Aaron Reinert, Rodney Claborn, Charlie Vojta, and Jason Koshmeder. Front Row: Jill Huelskamp, Sarah Gallagher, Kaila Osmotherly, Ryan Fenska, Nick Hardgrave, Summer Hilton and Sarah Forrest.

Bedlam Clinic

As part of the Bedlam Clinic, we offer free diabetic eye exams to underprivileged people in the Tulsa area. We travel to Tulsa about 9-12 times a year, approximately once a month. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and gain additional clinical experience. There are no dues required for this club, all just volunteer based. Volunteer positions are limited to third and fourth year students. Various faculty members and residents volunteer to assist on different dates; there is not a specific mentor for this organization. There are two leadership positions available: Bedlam Clinic Coordinator and Bedlam Clinic Coordinator Elect. The elect position will transition to the regular position after one year.

Special Olympics Opening Eyes