WHO ARE WE ?  

We have been giving quality, accessible eyecare in Kwale for 30 years 

This is our commitment to our community 

A STORY OF PASSION FOR EYECARE

 Kwale Eye Centre offers high-quality eyecare with latest technology and skills always being assessed and upgraded so that we can offer current relevant top class services 


All eyecare services adhere to world-class standards. Find out more about our service


We enjoy frequent visits from professionals both locally and abroad to train and upgrade skills and technology.


We are recognised as a training centre by Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council, Kenya Medical Training College, University of Nairobi, JKUAT, Musinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and as an Eye Centre offering top-class care by Kenya Medical Association, Ophthalmological Society of Kenya, OSUK, OCOA, COECSA, Federation of Kenya Employers and all our patients 


We work with NHIF, AAR, CIC, Madison, Britam and GA Insurance


The Centre was established by British Ophthalmologist, Helen Roberts, MBE MBChB FRCOphth FCOECSA who is now supported by a team of 54 dedicated and passionate professionals. 

 

Kwale Eye Centre strives to be a sustainable establishment and provide subsidised rates for eyecare services: this is achieved by creating a pool of funds through payment for services, partnerships and donations 

In 2023 we CELEBRATE 30 YEARS  

find out more about   OUR EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CARE 

OUR MISSION

To provide affordable accessible comprehensive eye care to all 

OUR CORE VALUES

Quality, Patient-Centered, Compassion, Ethics, Care

OUR VISION

World-class eyecare for all

KWALE EYE CENTRE is Affiliated and Recognised by 

OUR RESEARCH WORK AND PUBLICATIONS

Gabbot T, Roberts H, Briesen S.

Assessing the fear of cataract surgery in rural Kenya, Cogent Medicine, DOI: 10.1080/2331205X.2019.1607434

​http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2331205X.2019.1607434


Roberts H, Silvester K.

Finding the Constraints in an Ophthalmology Clinic. Journal of Improvement Science 2017: 45; 1-21.

http://www.improvementscience.net/jois/jois_view_abstract.php?volume=45


Lewallen S, Roberts H, Hall A, Onyange R, Temba M, Banzi J, Courtright P. 

Increasing cataract surgery to meet Vision 2020 targets; experience from two rural programmes in east Africa. 

Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Oct;89(10):1237-40.


Briesen S, Roberts H. 

The challenge of follow-up visits after cataract surgery in the developing world.

Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;40(2):119-20. 


Briesen S, Ng EY, Roberts H. 

Validity of first post-operative day automated refraction following dense cataract extraction.

Clin Exp Optom. 2011 Mar;94(2):187-92. 


Briesen S, Roberts H, Lewallen S. 

The importance of biometry to cataract outcomes in a surgical unit in Africa.

Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2010 Aug;17(4):196-202.


Briesen S, Geneau R, Roberts H, Opiyo J, Courtright P. 

Understanding why patients with cataract refuse free surgery: the influence of rumours in Kenya. 

Trop Med Int Health. 2010 May;15(5):534-9. 


Briesen S, Roberts H, Ilako D, Karimurio J, Courtright P. 

Are blind people more likely to accept free cataract surgery? A study of vision-related quality of life and visual acuity in Kenya.

Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):41-9.


Briesen S, Schulze Schwering M, Roberts H, Kollmann M, Stachs O, Behrend D, Schäfer S, Guthoff R. 

Minimal cross-infection risk through Icare rebound tonometer probes: a useful tool for IOP-screenings in developing countries. 

Eye (Lond). 2010 Jul;24(7):1279-83.


Briesen S, Roberts H, Karimurio J, Kollmann M. 

[Biometry in cataract camps. Experiences from north Kenya].

Ophthalmologe. 2010 Apr;107(4):354-8. German.


Briesen S, Roberts H. 

Repair of Descemet’s membrane detachment with air. 

East African J Ophth. 2008

OUR TEAM: People who COMMIT to CARE

BOARD MEMBERS

Peter Bwayo

Chairman

Eva Kariuki

Board Member

Kathy Robertson

Treasurer

Athman Jiti 

Board Member

Juma Konerwa

Board Member

Hassan Mgandi

Board Member

Helen Roberts 

Secretary 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

Dr. Helen Roberts

Medical Director

Lilian Nyaboga

OCO/CS

Charity Kasina

OCO/CS

Dr. Shabbir 

Ophthalmologist

Ann Wambui

Ophthalmic Nurse

Coach Benson

Nurse

Millicent Waka

Nurse

Hassan Mbwana

Ophthalmic Assistant

Mohamed Chama

Ophthalmic Assistant

Phillip Chaka

Ophthalmic Assistant

Meali Hindi

Ophthalmic Assistant

Francis Beuchi

Ophthalmic Assistant

Mwavuche Mwinyi

Ophthalmic Assistant

Omar Juma

Pharmacist

OPTICAL DEPARTMENT

Brendah Akinyi

HOD

Nzirani Mwakurea

Refractionist

Meshack Kuya

Glazer

Matilda Mghoi

Optometrist

Andrew Konginjo

Refractionist

COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM (CBP)

Justeen Asumu

Program Coordinator

Hamadi Mohamed

CBW - Likoni

Robert Ngome

CBW - Samburu

Saidi Mrabu

CBW -Lunga Lunga 

Naomi Mwei

CBW - Shimba Hills

Dena Wangoni

CBW - Kinango

Shaban Nyere 

CBW -Msambweni

Mohamed Almasi

Low Vision Therapist

Morris Mjape

Low Vision Therapist

CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT

Mishi Nassir

PR & Marketing Manager

Mwanasha Chibiriti

Customer Care coordinator

Razia Mohamed

Customer Care coordinator


Esha Abdalla

Customer Care coordinator


Victoria Nyamvula

Customer Care coordinator

ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

Zipporah Maina

Accountant

Patrick Onyiko

Accountant

HOUSEKEEPING DEPARTMENT

Nsanite Bekawendo

Housekeeping

Jane Nato

Housekeeping

STORES AND LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT

Francis Mwangemi

Procurement & Logistics

Macmillan Kazungu

Driver

IT AND MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

Peter Fundi

IT Expert

Oscar Keya

Bio-medical Engineer

SECURITY DEPARTMENT

Ruwa Zahoro

Security & Grounds


Juma Mwachidofu

Security & Grounds



Bakari Mwabeha

Security & Grounds


ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Amos Wasonga

Program Manager

Verena Ndunda

Administrator/HR Manager

Francisca Shali

HR Assistant

VISION IMPACT PROJECT (VIP)

Edwin Opondo

Project Officer

Dennis Mbitsi

Project Accountant

Eric Baya

IT Expert

Raphael Gumo

Transport & Logistics