As part of VOSH/International Ambassador Program, our very own Michael Ciszek presented a lecture to the optometry students at the Universidad de El Salvador. The lecture, “Hybrid Contact Lenses: A review, Clinical Pearls and Four Cases,” was held virtually on Monday, January 25.
The $1500 usually provided to bring ophthalmic instruments, will be spent on contact lens fitting sets:
3 sets donated in full by Synergeyes;
2 sets donated in part by Art Optical; and
vision therapy instruments and supplies.
From VOSH’s website about the Ambassador Program:
Growing a New Generation of Optometrists in Developing Nations: VOSH/International, in collaboration with other eye health care leaders, has developed three initiatives to build optometric education worldwide: The VOSH Corps Program and the Ambassador Program and the Mentorship Program. We invite North American ODs to serve in emerging optometric institutions as faculty and program development assistants, on either a long term (1-2 years) or a short term (minimum of 1 week) basis or to partner with international SVOSH chapters. These are fantastic opportunities for those just entering the profession; those who are transitioning to retirement; or those looking for a new adventure.
The Ambassador Program is a short term teaching visit to an optometry program and includes $1000 for international travel and up to $1500 to bring ophthalmic instruments.
Congratulations on a successful lecture, Dr. Ciszek, and thank you for all the work you do with VOSH!