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Berkeley Optometry in the Philippines!


Berkeley Optometry students traveled to the municipality of Narra, on the island of Palawan, where they saw ~2,200 patients in five days of vision screenings. Students performed retinoscopy and refractions, evaluated for medical referrals, and dispensed free glasses that were collected from friends, family and other donors before the trip. Day 1 was at an elementary school, day 2 at a small village, and the rest of the days they set up at the office of the mayor of Narra.

The trip was organized by VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), whose members donate their time and skills to deliver vision care to underserved people around the world.

Learn more about VOSH