Help Jenn Bring Vision to Haiti

Thanks for stopping by! For those that don't know, I have about 15 years experience in eye care (optometry and retina) and am certified through the American Optometric Association's Paraoptometric section. I've spent a lot of time learning about vision and eye disease, volunteering at community events and helping the Lions Club. I've often wanted to help those in a country with a poor economy or little access to quality eye care. My desire is becoming a reality! I'VE BEEN INVITED TO JOIN A VOSH MISSION TO HAITI THIS JULY! VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) is a non-profit org that strives to bring good vision and eye health to the planet by embarking on several mission trips a year that span the globe (including the US!). VOSH clinics can potentially provide care for 1,500 patients in 1 week! OUR TRIP: After getting settled and checking out our 1st clinic location, we will spend 2 days in Cap Haitien and 3 days in 3 different rural villages providing: Visual Acuity Testing; Intraocular Pressure Testing (glaucoma); Health Exam; Refraction (for glasses prescription); Optical (filling glasses prescription). Ophthalmology will be available for those who have eye health concerns such as advanced cataracts or retinal issues. HOW I WILL HELP: In addition to providing care and expertise, I will be covering my food, extra travel expenses (airport transportation, baggage, parking) as well as time away from work. HOW YOU CAN HELP: My goal of $2,000 will cover flight to and from Haiti, hotel, and clinic fees (each volunteer pays this fee to cover supplies like gloves, medications, tonometer probes/covers, etc) DON'T FORGET: Even if you're unable to donate to this great cause, sharing my campaign/story with friends and family helps me to reach as many people possible. ANY FUNDS RAISED BUT NOT UTILIZED ON THIS MISSION WILL BE DONATED TO VOSH FOR FUTURE MISSIONS! I would like to express my sincere thanks in advance, for taking the time to check out my campaign and helping me reach this goal. Most importantly, thank you for helping improve vision and quality of life for residents of one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere.


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Jennifer Buckman 
Yachats, OR
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