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Comments on the optical dispensary in Monimbo by Larry Ulm, Optical Director.

I am very pleased to report that the Northeast VOSH Optical dispensary was able to dispense prescription eyeglasses and plano sunglasses to 2021 deserving individuals during our January 2001 mission to Monimbo, Nicaragua. The quality of the eyeglass library allowed for an excellent selection with only 23 of the most unusual prescriptions needing fabrication upon our return to the U.S.. Our sincere thanks goes to the Lion's Eyeglass recycling centers of Virginia and Wisconsin for their continuing support of our missions. The network of the Lions' Sight First Program has truly allowed for thousands of people to receive eyeglasses that have no other possible source.

Our dispensary team consisted not only of seasoned VOSH visionaries, but also several first timers and talented interpreters who pulled extra weight in filling the needs of dispensing and picking prescriptions. The days were long and the pace intense, but the people receiving our services were as appreciative and needy as any that we've ever served. Many of the people had waited in line since 4 a.m..

I encourage fellow opticians and optical technicians to consider an experience of a lifetime. Lend your talents in dispensing and selection and join us for our return to Nicaragua in January, 2002.

Larry Ulm Optical Director Northeast VOSH

Optical Dispensary Photo Gallery

Larry Ulm, Robert Plass

Robert Plass, Matt Grimes

Larry Ulm

Larry Ulm

Anita Patel

Larry Ulm

Larry Ulm

Larry Ulm

Frank Siringo

Frank Siringo

Martine Cornegge

Peter Eudenbach, Mark Holden

Luis Velasquez

Robert Plass, Peter Eudenbach

Montreya Makarewycz

Mark Holden

Larry Ulm, Harry Eudenbach

Dave Hart packs glasses from the library on the last day.

Dave Hart packs glasses from the library on the last day.

Dave Hart packs glasses from the library on the last day.

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