news - july 2015
new equipment for the optical lab
Back in February we reported that Eyes For East Africa funded a new piece of equipment for the optical lab. The new "Auto Edger" allows the Eye Centre to make tailor-made glasses on site - a valuable service to their patients.
We are happy to hear that the Auto Edger has arrived safely and is now in use at the Eye Centre. Here are some photos of the Auto Edger being used!
imran yusuf raises money for kenyan eyes
Imran Yusuf will be running the Amsterdam marathon to raise money for Eyes For East Africa! His aim is to fund an ocular ultrasound device (B-scan). This is standard technology in any first world eye clinic, but patients at Kwale Eye Centre do not have access to one. With proper examination technique, one can gather a vast amount of information not possible with clinical examination alone. Once acquired, our intention is then to train clinical staff at KDEC to use it to maximise the benefit this technology may bring.
To sponsor Imran, please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/imraneyes
We have a way for you to raise money for us - and it doesn't cost you a penny! Next time you shop online, please consider supporting us through www.easyfundraising.org.uk! Search for Eyes for East Africa on their site. Then, simply click through to your online shop from their website, make your purchase as normal, and Eyes For East Africa will get a small donation - and at no cost to you! Have a look at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/how-it-works/ for more information.
mama alice retires
Mama Alice ( in pink ) has worked at Kwale Eye Centre for 15 years.
Patient and kind, the title 'Mama' is an accolade in Africa, suggestive of her caring maternal approach to staff and patients.
Alice is the patient counsellor, taking time to explain to patients about their condition, so that we can address the solution together with them.
Mama Alice retires from her job at the Eye Centre, but vows to continue to support their work. Hundreds of patients have reached the eye centre through word of mouth from her home town, and she happily reports that this will continue!