David McPhillips Named 25th VOSH/International Fellow

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IPSWICH, Mass.—David McPhillips, OD, FAAO, of Primary Eye Care Associates in Horsham, Pa., was named the 25th VOSH/International fellow. The Fellowship Program was established by VOSH/International to acknowledge the skills and experience necessary for a member of VOSH to advise on the global challenge of preventable blindness, to foster the development of future leaders to meet the challenges of VISION 20/20, and to prepare individuals who may be asked to consult with governmental agencies, public or private educational institutions and the media on issues related to the mission of VOSH/International.

Currently in private practice, McPhillips received his optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He also serves as the director of Eye Care Services of the Genesis Health Systems Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center. He is the past president of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and active in the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, the Pennsylvania Vision Conservation Institute and the Philadelphia County Optometric Society. He has been named Optometrist of the Year on three occasions by the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the Philadelphia Optometric Society.

A member of VOSH since 1987 and co-founder of the Pennsylvania and Delaware chapters, he has led or participated in over 30 medical missions and currently serves as president elect on the VOSH International board. VOSH/ International is a voluntary non-profit organization whose primary goal is to facilitate the provision of vision care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.