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Mission Trip Opportunities

The Opticians Association of Washington would like to provide information on upcoming mission trip opportunities offered to optometrists, opticians, and other like-minded volunteers from all over the country.

Mission Opportunities in Mexico for Opticians

Mission groups composed of optometrists, opticians and lay volunteers visit the Guerrero Clinic near Chihuahua, Mexico, four to five times per year. This clinic is sponsored by the Rotary Club and VOSH Int’l and provides eye care, treatment, eyeglasses, dental and other medical care to those in need. Eye care, treatment and refractions are provided. Glasses are dispensed and both new and used eyeglasses are utilized, and some edging is done on site. So there are a wide variety of opportunities for an optician. Travel is by van (from Houston) or plane and the clinic will work with any opticians that wish to accompany the group to find some financial support. Please contact Walter Branson, Guerrero Clinic director, if interested: