news - july / august / september 2018
sight restoring surgeries
Kinango Baptist Church in southern Kenya recently held an eye screening event and many people with poor vision were identified. In Kenya the leading cause of blindness is still cataract, and this can be fixed with a simple operation. The photos show some very happy people who suffered from poor vision but who can now see again!
working with asos and soko
'SOKO' is a Kenyan clothing manufacturer located not too far from the Eye Centre. Their focus is on ethical, sustainable practices, and their clothes are sold by the well known UK clothing company ASOS ('As Seen On Screen'). They recently invited us to carry out an eye screening for their staff, and paid for any surgeries and / or glasses needed.
help from 'Right to sight'
Right to Sight is an Eye Charity which has been working with Kwale Eye Centre. Hilde, an ophthalmologist from Right to Sight, has visited to see our work and decide how Right to Sight can help us best. Anne is an optometrist from the charity and has worked with the optometry department to help us improve. This kind of support is invaluable - we want to provide the best care possible for the community!
some well deserved fun!
All of the staff at the Eye Centre work incredibly hard to ensure we give the best eye care to the community. It is important everyone works as team to get the job done! With that in mind, the staff were treated to a team building day in Kalifi - a town on the south coast of Kenya. They had great fun playing games, and from the photos it looks like they also enjoyed a delicious supper!