Dr. Tom Margius, an optometrist in Milford and a Milford resident, said his quest for professional service, fellowship, and travel began in 1983 as a fourth year optometry student in Cape Haitian, Haiti. During that trip his group connected with the local town and the Catholic Church to provide visual screenings, exams, simple medical treatments, eyeglasses, and sunglasses to the Haitian citizens.
Fast forward 33 years to January 2016, when the local optometrist completed his eighth foreign mission trip with the Volunteers of Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH).
“This year my wife, Sue, accompanied me on her first mission trip to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua,” Margius said. “She had heard of the people, places, and politics of past mission trips that I completed alongside our daughter, Deanna. The mission trip of 2016 proved to be a new experience in many ways for the both of us.”