WHAT DO WE DO?
Having measure visual acuity (how well somebody sees), we examine the intraocular pressure, the anterior segment and the fundus ( back of the eye ) Together with the medical history we advise and treat accordingly. In 2022 we served 36,552 patients
SPECTACLES & OPTICAL
We assess and measure the need for spectacles, advise on the appropriate type of lens, and make the spectacles required. Last year we dispensed 1,699 distance and 1,892 reading spectacles. We offer a large selection of quality and pocket-friendly frames for the clients to choose, according to their preference and needs.
The most common procedure we perform is to remove the cloudy lens inside the eye and replace that with a manufactured one.
We offer both Phacoemulsification with a foldable lens and Small Incision Cataract Surgery depending on the lens and the patient
this a short surgical procedure done under Local anaesthetic
in 2022 we performed 1,664 cataract operations
Cataracts can occur in children 81 of these operations were on paediatric cataract
People with glaucoma require regular care for the rest of their lives. We treat approx 6,500 patients with glaucoma, performing laser and surgical procedures together with eye drops and monitoring
Poorly managed Diabetes can cause eye complications, even blindness.
Routine fundus examination ( of the back of the eye) and retinal photos with injections or laser treatment together with careful diabetic management can prevent this
LOW VISION CARE
Not everyone's sight can be fully restored. For those with reduced vision but some amount of sight, we supply and teach the use of magnification aids, use of contrast of the environment so we can help them perform their normal activities. We assess children with Low Vision in schools and at home and provide training and support to the teachers to explain how to enhance and allow learning for their visually impaired students. 672 people were supported in our Low Vision Clinic in 2022.
Light Amplification of Simulated Radiation ( LASER) is a tool which we use to treat diabetic complications in the eye, high eye pressures, tears in the retina, and capsule opacities
Working with our Community is key to reaching the people who needs us. Last year, our 6 Community Based Workers visited 12,072 people in the field, both in Kwale County and beyond. We visited schools, medical camps, churches , mosques, womens' groups, clinics and never stopped raising awareness about the importance of eyecare among the local communities.
Training of professionals, both for our staff and the eye care sector in general is the most important thing we do to sustain quality care in Kenya
Medical and non-medical staff are offered training opportunities to develop their skills. We develop and run training for all cadres of eye care workers.
People whose sight cannot be restored need support to adjust
We teach how to get around and do your day to day activities so that you regain or continue to enjoy a level of independence. We work to maximise peoples' quality of life, enabling them to remain productive citizens despite their visual disability.
FIRST CHOOSE YOUR SERVICE
FAST TRACK: for patients who would like to be seen in a more private area or who are accessing their medical insurance cover
Patients receive the same quality of eyecare but are seen in a dedicated area which is less busy and more private
WALK-IN: the high-quality service for all
The standard, pocket-friendly way to access care
SPONSORED SERVICES: our way to contribute to our community's welfare.
Thanks to donor and fundraising activities we are able to offer Sponsored Care to the most vulnerable and destitute patients. The Sponsored Services are offered through a referral system implemented by our Community Based Workers (CBW) in the field.
WE ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCES!
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WE ARE OPEN
Monday to Friday from 8am to midday.
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